bls retaliated with a tag:
Rule 1) List three reasons for your blogging.
Rule 2) List these rules.
Rule 3) Tag three others with the thread.
Reason one: it's a pensieve, where my mind can overflow, and the contents, instead of being lost and forgotten, are preserved for posterity. That may not be a superior outcome of course.
Reason two: the conversation. Writing things makes me a) articulate myself more effectively, and b) invites comments that stretch my own thinking and challenge me to reassess my views. It's intellectually very healthy.
Reason three: because I enjoy writing.
I tag: Jonathan who never does a meme but I'd be really interested in his answers to this, and for whom I'd like to buy a pint; Jonathan in lieu of the pint that never was; and Justin as downpayment on a pint yet to come.