Thanks to Mary Baker at Dover Canyon for the tag. I am quite flattered that she thought of tagging me, given the number of exceptional wine bloggers to choose from (e.g. the other 4 she chose). Here are my 5 answers and 5 new
Initially, I blogged to promote The Winery Web Site Report, and received a nice pre-launch comment from Seth Godin, who I really admire and respect. Unfortunately, things didn't turn out quite as planned, and the Report is on hiatus. But the blog lives on because...
... now I blog because I am fundamentally interested in the community of people that I have met and learned from. Hopefully, something I blog pays down a little of the debt I owe them. Blogging is very much a "pay it forward" universe. One thing I try to take seriously is my comprehensive list of winery blogs (which has several additions needed), even though many wineries still don't see the value of a blog.
I blog because it's a chance to share the knowledge that I have from over 30 years in the technology business as it relates to the business of selling wine.
I blog (and write) because it helps me think more clearly. And I need all the help I can get.
I blog because I fundamentally enjoy the process of having words move from my brain through my fingers and onto the Web. If anyone reads them and finds them interesting, informative, or useful, so much the better.
- (bonus) I blog because I like to get comments. <grin>
And the five lucky folk I will tag are
- Paul Mabry at REthink
- Tom Wark at Fermentation
- El Jefe at El Bloggo Torcido (who was also tagged by Winehiker - Jefe is a popular guy!)
- Josh at pinotblogger
- Amy at la gramiere
I predict that all five will have something that is both informative and useful to say. And thanks to Dr. Debs at Good Wine Under $20 for transferring the original tag into "winespace."