I have been pondering this one for a while and I just can’t seem to get it resolved in my mind, like most things its double edged.
In my case i think that blogging has significantly improved my written (pity I didn’t pick a-level english) I also find it easier to write longer more in-depth things that I would ordinarily just leave well alone.
Think of it, outside of the blogging context though. You write lots, you get better at writing, blogging is just an extension of that writing skill. You then have the flip side, the fact that you can get so into the blogging and other related things on the web that you then spend less time working and more time blogging. The key would seem to be getting the right balance of blogging and work, lets say the blog to work ratio. In my case I would love to spend every living moment making stuff for the web, and blogging. Alas I need to work because I aren’t doing particularly well on the maths side of things but Computing is entirely other story.
Sorry for disjointed nature of this post, and the fact it would seem to posting for postings sake but I think it’s genuinely instresting to actually see what benefits you get from blogging. We all want to blog or do we?
“Everyone thinks they have something to say, until they’re put on stage and asked to say it.” Mr Plummer