Why blog?

A friend asked me why I had started blogging again. I told him two things:
i) I have been getting a fair amount of positive feedback from the universe.  My blog was picked up by TechCrunch, the Seattle Times, and the MSNBC recently. A classic case of "personal validation through feedback"....a term that was originally coined by the founder of Fotolog (which is a great company!), Adam Seifer and subsequently adopted regularly (and fondly) by my partner Chris DeVore.
ii) As I've gotten more into blogging, I get more out of it.  It follows the old adage -- the more you put in, the more you get out.  Lately, I've spent too much time adding a few widgets to my blog and I've started to follow traffic -- I'm not sure why I am doing this, I'm just doing it to understand the space more and make my page "prettier". I must say that adding widgets is still too hard...