Why Do You Blog?

Wordpress Blogging University

WordPress and the folks over at The Daily Post recently started a Blogging University campaign, and I’ll be participating in some form or another over the next couple of weeks. As I go through some of the challenges they’ve laid out, I plan to share some of my reflections on them here at (N.A.H.)

“Today’s assignment: consider what you want to accomplish with your blog. Write down three concrete goals you want to achieve.”

Here’s a question from today’s prompt:

Why do you Blog?

Every experienced something that you thought was so impactful that you wanted to share it with others? Me too.

First and foremost, Notes from an Aspiring Humanitarian is my personal blog. However, as more time passed I found that it could be a platform for much more than that.

To learn more about why I blog, you can start with my very first post.  Each year on the anniversary of its creation I publish a yearly address to reflect on what’s happened since I started, and to revisit the purpose behind why I started in the first place.

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Who Are You Writing For?

The second part of today’s challenge is to write down 3 goals that I’d want to achieve. Some of them will be for the short term, while others are for the long term. Here they are:

  1. Start the N.A.H. Podcast by June 30th of this year.
  2. Publish a new note at least twice a week for the next month.
  3. Identify 3 new series ideas between the main blog, the podcast that I’ll be starting, and N.A.H. Video.

So there it is. Putting these things down in writing helps to keep me accountable.

So why do you blog? 

If you’re a blogger, answer this question for yourself. Remember, if you blog, or create other forms of media about social justice issues, feel free to post your links, and or the links of some of your favorite blogs on this resource list.


From Aspiring Humanitarian, Relando Thompkins, MSW, LLMSW



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I’m a Social Justice Educator and Aspiring Humanitarian who is interested in conflict resolution, improving intergroup relations, and building more equitable and inclusive communities.

“Notes from an Aspiring Humanitarian” is my blog, where I write about issues of diversity, inclusion, equity, and social justice. By exploring social identities through written word, film & video, and other forms of media, I hope to continue to expand and enrich conversations about social issues that face our society, and to find ways to take social action while encouraging others to do so as well in their own ways.

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