I am a librarian by nature. I studied how to become a librarian for my diploma, and one of the most important things I learned was the importance of keeping a record. Personally for me, it means that I want whatever I write down on my blog to be preserved for as long as possible for posterity — either for myself or others to read.
I used to follow an acquaintance named Mike. He kept an interesting blog focused on games, television, and pro wrestling (sounds familiar?). Then one day his domain just simply vanished from the face of the earth. All 2-3 years plus of posts gone down the drain like that. Another online gamer friend did the same thing for her blog by purging all of her previous posts, and needless to say I was quite disappointed. I thought her writing was pretty good.
What is the point of making all that writing effort, and then erasing it later? I want everyone to think about this carefully the next time they pen down their next blog post.
Every once in a while I will click the dropdown menu of my archives to browse some of my older posts. It’s like stepping through a time capsule, as you
wonder why your writing back then was so crappy revisit older topics that piqued your interest back then. I completely forgot that I had written an analytical post-mortem for Fate/Stay Night: Heaven’s Feel. It’s nice to read about it again especially since a Heaven’s Feel movie is about to be released.
Write for fun, write to relieve stress, but most important of all: write to preserve. Knowledge and information is useless if it does not stay recorded.