the blog as a backup brain

In the podcast Blogs as Personal Knowledge Management Bill Ives gives a very brief (6 minutes) overview of one very specific use of a blog: as a “backup brain”. The idea resonates for me, because that’s why I began this blog. I had found that when I’m in conversation, I often don’t know what I think until I hear myself say it. And more often my ideas come out in reverse order, which must make it hard for everyone else to keep up! So I began blogging as a way to try getting my thoughts in order, and hopefully to increase my general coherence in public. Not sure I succeeded…

(Link via Jack Vinson.)

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