Cultural Offering has a post on the gifts of blogging and every point rings true.
This is an odd little pursuit. We bloggers are often tapping away at strange hours, surfacing this point or that link. The contacts with readers and other bloggers make it worthwhile. I am especially sensitive to your presence because this blog does not neatly fit into a category. There are many fine business blogs out there but their focus would drive me nuts. I have to lapse into other topics on occasion and operate with an iron rule: If I find an item to be boring, it won't go in the blog. It's a tad subjective.
A word about readers: Although most sites have the occasional troll, this one has been extremely fortunate. Its readers span the ideological range and the globe. They are polite and thoughtful. I am often remiss at responding to the comments, not because the opinions are unworthy but because my schedule is pressing and I am a sloth. If I ever dash off a response that seems indifferent or thoughtless, I assure you that was unintentional.
Please know that you are valued.