Sometimes in life we find we want to record our thoughts on things that seem important to us. Sites like Facebook and Twitter are better suited for the trivial and transient.
I know they are easy and so used, but I think I do not like giving the owners of the sites rights to my words simply because I used them there. I do not like the abuse of my personal information or the way companies think that my personal data is somehow their property. It is not. It is mine.
All of the above leads me to think it is better to support my own site (as much as is possible for me) and so this web log.