Our ability to share a vision or idea and inspire others to action today is incredible. The tools we have at our finger-tips literally never cease to amaze me. As the web has evolved into our second brain, a key carrier of information has become — the blog.
Look at how we grab information. Google? Bing? Wikipedia? Yes. All three. I find myself thumbing away at my iPhone’s safari browser (default Google, sorry Bingers!) no less than ten times a day — did I spell “difficult” right? Where exactly is Haiti? How many ounces are in a cup?
But why do we read blogs?
The root of our interest is a thirst for knowledge. Not facts, not quick answers, but a deeper understanding of the subject. I follow bloggers like Tim Ferriss, Ramit Sethi, and The Art of Manliness, not for answers to quick questions or pertinent facts, but in seeking knowledge as interpreted by others, who like me, are simply aiming to know more and appreciate more.
Blogs give us the human element. There’s something tangible about that person recounting their experiences in Europe, or offering inspiration for overcoming a bad habit. We read these submissions because of our own innate desires to be better and to do more. I want to travel to Europe, and I have got to quit gnawing on my nails! (Admittedly, an awful habit)
The information isn’t always new to us either. We know we should work out regularly, we know we should socialize in order to expand our personal networks, we know we should save 10% of our monthly income… we know all of this, yet we find our noses buried in blog posts about these very topics all the time! We need the motivation, and we need the reassurance. It’s natural for us to build our momentum from the success or failure of others—
And that’s what the Legendary Collegian is here to do!
I promise to always come bearing gifts: Guidance, Confidence, & Tools
As a writer, my aim is simple: provide my audience with take-aways, laughs, and positive momentum. I’m working with the Legendary Collegian because I know some of my most vulnerable developmental years… are whenever I decide they are!
Now is the best time to seek knowledge, ask questions, and put the answers we find into action. You’ll find me writing about a broad range of subjects, but always trying to give you (and me) some guidance, a ton of confidence, and the tools to be legendary.
Until next time — Stockton