Is Blogging Good for You?

by F.

“The neurons that fire together, wire together,” write the Eides, repeating what should be the catchphrase of the decade. In fact, I may tattoo this on my ankle, next to my now obsolete motto, “Fuck the World.” But back to “fire together/wire together:”

What this basically means is that our mental activities actually cause changes in the structures of our brains–not only what we think, but how we think as well.

Given such activity-directed change, it always makes sense to ask whenever large numbers of people start using their brains in new and different ways, what effects these new activities are likely to have on brain structure and function.

So what about blogging? Here are five possible effects of blogging, according to the authors:

1. Blogs can promote critical and analytical thinking.

2. Blogging can be a powerful promoter of creative, intuitive, and associational thinking.

3. Blogs promote analogical thinking.

4. Blogging is a powerful medium for increasing access and exposure to quality information.

5. Blogging combines the best of solitary reflection and social interaction.

For the supporting info, check out the whole post. It’s worth reading.