@kulturnation @colinwalker I'm on the other, less impressive, end of the spectrum. I don't worry about perfection or value of posts. I just hammer out what I'm thinking about, give it a quick edit, and hit Publish. If I were looking for an Audience™ it might be different, but that's not why I have a blog. If I had to carefully consider (aka overthink) everything I published I'd just pull up the stakes and go home.
@kulturnation Thanks, I appreciate that. Good question though. Mostly I do it as a technical and personal journal of sorts. I very often search my blog to see when I did something or what I thought about it. Sometimes it's telling my future self about my current process or why I did something. I enjoy other's posts about what they think about a product or process or technique so I try to record my thoughts on those things. Now you've got me thinking :).
@jack I like reading comments on software or „things“, and sometimes it is okay for me posting about a positive experience with my NEO writer (because I want to evangelise :D). After leaving Twitter I very often had the impulse to send out something to the platform, and when I recognized that I have no account I thought „no problem, life goes on“. Sometimes the unwritten tweet became a postcard to a friend.
Like you, Jack, my blog is very much a personal record but, although I’m not actively seeking an audience, I know others do read so some posts are obviously to inform them of my process or opinion on something.
Michael, I get round the importance aspect by thinking if it was important enough for me to consider putting it in to words then it’s important enough for me to hit publish regardless of whether anyone else finds it important.
I think I spent too long trying to write like a journalist rather than a blogger over the years and need to get out of the habit.