There are many reasons for writing a blog. For me, there are several: 1) to pass on knowledge of system administration (including technical tips, career tips, industry knowledge, and so on) – while creating a moderate level of permanence; 2) to “thicken” the web, adding links and knowledge; 3) and lastly, for the love of writing.

Over at the blog Jenn in Japan, the author mourns her apparent loss of the finer aspects of English usage and grammar after spending so much time in the Japanese language instead. It is a beautiful read; go on and check it out.