I’ve learned a lot from blogging, because it’s both a good BS filter and a good nuance adder. Not many people read my blog, but I know they could. And while that makes me avoid a few topics that I might mention in a personal journal, there aren’t really that many. As long as I stay spontaneous and don’t worry about trying to impress (not hard when few are reading), then the fact that someone could read this helps keep me honest and moderate.
And that feeds back into my everyday thinking. If I can’t stand by it in public, why believe it in private?