To answer this question, I need to answer when and what.
When I first started, it is for advertisement fees. Later, that reason disappeared.
Now the what. When I blogged random thought series, I just speaking my mind, hope to find some like- minded people, get some comments, get some discussion. It is really a telecast of talking to myself, which I enjoyed, but rather difficult to make it to friends' conversation.
The second part of what and when. When I blogged about companies, initially, I wanted affirmations, discussion of companies, blind spots, and also so call spread the wealth. I huat people also huat.
Now when I blogged about companies, I know there are usually very little comments, so discussion on companies might be better served as valuebuddies forum. As for sharing of info, so that other can huat, I know I don't have a good record, people who huat under me would most probably lose their pants too. Following bloggers call is a dumb thing isn't it.
The final when, recently, I am very clear. Writing about a company is a very effective way of consolidating my thoughts, and crystallization the stance, it is still a compelling buy or wait and see? I also want to see if my blog has a influence on stock price, hahaha, I it would have impact just like an analyst report.
Finally, blogging is a way to escape boredom. Go party? Hmm.. What's that next counter that I am interested in...