I just read Adam Ralph's post Blog == Weblog and I was inspired. I started blogging 10 years ago because I wanted an outlet for my thoughts. I didn't take it particularly seriously as you would see if you dig back to the early days. [ed note: which would be easier if my blog host actually provided an index to those old posts.] However, I enjoyed reading about the miscellaneous thoughts that went through the heads of people who I respected, and I enjoyed sharing my own.
I'm not going to admit how many half written blog posts that I have in my drafts folder, that I do have every intention of finishing one day. I like reading and writing technical content that has been properly researched and tells a well crafted story. But I also like hearing what people think and I enjoy simply sharing my thoughts.. I guess twitter has been the replacement for me. But 140 characters really doesn't cut it sometimes.
I will continue to try and provide articles with some meat on a regular basis, but don't be surprised if you find random musings of minimal value interspersed between them. And with that I'm going to go back to working on my HttpClient course and writing that media type spec for conference proposals .