The theme of this blogfest is to talk about why you started blogging in the first place.
I actually have two reasons, but the first was to start out as a design blog/journal for my work on Eldritch Witchery and The Witch. I was going to talk about what I was doing, the playtests and the writing process.
I did do all of that, though not to the level I thought I was going to do. Instead reason number 2 took over.
I used to be very active in online message boards. I spent a lot of time on Planet AD&D, Eden's Boards and various boards for other systems. I was also involved a lot in RPG.net and the Kitten Board forever. Boards are fun, but rules over what you can post vary. D&D boards don't want to hear about my Unisystem stuff, and visa versa. Some boards have very strict mods while others don't.
With blogging I got to post what I wanted, the way I wanted to post it.
If I wanted to spend a week on vampire movies or anime or stats for various witches in various game systems, I can.
Getting to know other bloggers was just a really nice and totally unexpected benefit.
I hope that doing this has improved my own writing and opened up a new avenue of social networking for me.
Note: White Dwarf Wednesday will appear later today.