I am reading a new book written by some friends of mine: Anxious to Please: 7 Revolutionary Practices for the Chronically Nice. One of the things they talk about is taking the time to examine your core beliefs. This is an essential pre-req to what they call "warrior practice." Makes sense, it is a lot easier to fight for something you believe in.
What's this got to do with blogging?
When I started blogs.technet.com last year, folks were dubious that IT Pros would take to blogging, either as writers or as readers. New IT Pro bloggers typically ask for advice, and one of the best pieces from the TechNet bloggers is "don't hide your personality."
In the parable of the Good Samaritan, the GS risks a lot, not only in helping the half-dead stranger in the ditch, but he deliberately does NOT do it anonymously.
I am continuously amazed and inspired by the courageous sharing that IT Pros are doing, with "personality", on blogs.technet.com.
To all of you, and to the new bloggers to come, I say thanks. Keep practicing. As a famous warrior once said "Honi soit qui mal y pense."