Reaction To Fred Wilson’s Post on Blogging

Fred Wilson is a strong writer mostly because he’s concise and talks about stuff you’d only see on expert based network Quora.

I started reading Fred’s blog a few years ago when he was publishing a couple times a day. During that time he even became a respected Indie music aficianado. But now he’s too big to respond to emails, blog comments, and even post his end of year playlists.

Like Fred, blogging is a commitment I make every day. It’s like brushing my teeth. If I go to work without publishing I feel empty and disorganized. Blogging is connecting the dots on screen. Sometimes I even draw it out before I tap the keyboard. Blogging is the end of my thought process.

Fred has a huge community. I’m pretty sure no one reads my blog except for bots. I’ve accepted that frustration and write anyway because I love it. I’m a better thinker and speaker for it and often feel like I’m two steps ahead of others because I’ve already put the pieces together. Crazy metaphor but it reminds me of how Michael Jordan used to practice so hard that games were often easier.

Perhaps I should write more provocative opinions. No one ever disagrees with me. I should go out on a limb and say something crazy like “sound is bigger than video.”

Either way, blogging is a healthy state of mind for people pushing hard to get it. Somebody has to make sense of all this stuff and tell it like it is. Blogging is my daily mental workout or what Fred calls, his “yoga.”

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By Wells Baum

Wells Baum is a daily blogger who writes about Life & Arts. He's also the author of and four books.