Monday, October 09, 2006

Why I Blog

After recently being insulted about my blog by Mr. Mason, I got to thinking of the reasons why I decided to start blogging in the first place. I’m plain spoken and not much of a writer which probably don’t translate to a terribly interesting site. Although I get a kick that a few people have visited, read , and even left comments – some in support and some not – I mostly do it to essentially get my views expressed "publicly".

I don’t always have a lot of time to spend on The Hammond Report as I have a full time job working 40 to 50 hours a week. In addition, I have family of five to whom I devote most of my free time. I am passionate about my career and my family. I am also very passionate about my political beliefs and love that I now have a means of expressing my beliefs in the blogosphere through my own blog and by debating other bloggers on theirs.

I seem to always have something I want to write about but not enough time to do it so I end up letting many topics slip by. Often, I only have time to reference something else out there with a few of my opinions or comments included. Other times, I feel the need to expand on a topic but do it fairly quickly and it ends up being more of a stream of consciousness type of post. And other times, although rarely, I am able to spend a great deal of time and effort to put together something I consider fairly good.

So to answer my question, Why Do I Blog?, I can only say I do it for myself to focus and share my political beliefs and philosophies. I am also hoping to hone and improve my writing skills and my ability to express myself and defend my beliefs. I am finding that the blogosphere is a great vehicle for this.


  1. Keep at it, Andy. I look back at some of the stuff I did when I started and cringe.

    It takes time to get your voice, and just bulling through it without regard to what others think is as good a method as any.

  2. Thank you for your words of encouragement!