Jay Hoffmann

Books, movies, and code

Why we blog

My main “blogging” happens at thehistoryoftheweb.com. I’ve often struggled with why I do it. It’s not for money, there’s no money in it. It’s not for notoriety or for some end goal or endpoint, even if that’s kind of why it started. I guess I do it because I like telling stories, and I like thinking about the web and it’s hard for me to think about anything except in the context of it’s history. So every week I keep coming back and writing more.

Here’s a thought… Blogging is the medium of incomplete stories. Let’s go with that.