Steve Pavlina has a cool article on one reason blogging is more liberating than writing for a newspaper or magazine. It basically comes down to having the freedom to be authentic.
Authenticity means being real and genuine when you communicate. Let truth be your guiding principle. This is the natural style of communication we might use when talking to a best friend.
My friends that read this blog can hopefully confirm that I’m actually this abrasive in real life, if not more. I smell a lot better online though, I can promise you that.