Friday, March 30, 2012

Motivation behind Bruce's Journal

Today a student at the NJIT Library had a reference question that hit close to home.  What motivates people to write personal blogs.  I was able to direct him to Academic Search Premier and searched under personal blogs and found several articles in psychology journals that discuss this.

Let me answer what motivates me.  I guess it is my desire to become a writer.  Anything I write here or my professional blog does not have to be submitted to an editor or go through the peer review process.  Sometimes I use it to vent and other times to give my opinion on music, radio, and sports.  In part, it serves as a diary.  My post range from the ridiculous to the sublime.

I use Google Analytics to analyze the people finding Bruce's Journal.  I am only aware of two regular visitors.  There is a distinguished professor on the upper east side who likes to hit golf balls and a radio enthusiast who is a real contest nut.  I suppose there are a few other regulars.  Most do "Google Research" and land on a specific post and never come back.

Today is Eric Clapton's 67th birthday. I found this video of Eric with Bob Dylan singing Don't Think Twice It's Alright which is one of my favorites.

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