David Parmet says blogging is about self-expression. He's reacting to this ongoing meme (see HorsePigCow today) about blogging best practices, or how to get on the A-list, or how to get your blog read, or whatever.
Am I the only one who doesn't have a lot of time to think about this? (Surely that's plainly obvious by this tool-spare blog that badly needs updating.) David is right in his point of view -- at least I agree with it. I find a lot of value in just writing what goes through my bone-heavy skull.
That said, I also blog for a very specific reason -- the same reason I'm going to NewComm Forum next week -- to learn new things and build new relationships.
If I get famous somehow, then it's because I managed to say something worth hearing. And that parallels my view of PR exactly -- you get famous/attention/ink when the market is attracted to what you say/sell.