Posted on 5 March 2008


Skip The Gym… Blog Instead!

Written by Robert Merrill

Topics: /etc, Personal



Anybody who blogs regularly can sense that it can be a good thing. Now there’s some studies to back you up.

Blogging can help you feel less isolated, more connected to a community and more satisfied with your friendships, both online and face-to-face, new research has found.

The research, from Swinburne University of Technology in Melbourne, found after two months of regular blogging, people felt they had better social support and friendship networks than those who didn’t blog.

Researchers James Baker and Susan Moore have written two papers investigating the psychological benefits of blogging and regularly updating personal Web pages with information that invites others to comment.

Now, if you can just get HR to reimburse you for all that blogging you’re doing instead of venting at the watercooler…

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