From an old post in this blog: I write, or I blog, because I love to read.
Materials that have been read often being forgotten easily. Some people love to make a note to keep important things they found. I also take this approach to build my blogs.
Another opinion: First post of this blog
Now I am a blogger. I maintain several blogs, I also have been deactivating some blogs too. My blogs cover broad spectrum of topic, of course most of them are things that I love. Sometimes I ask my friends or my students to start their own blog. I also glad that some of my friends are bloggers too.
The love to write comes from love to read.
My Mom encourage me to read almost everything. She started to raise my reading habit by subscribing (buying regularly is better-fit terms, I think) children magazine. The magazine started from Bobo, Ananda, and the last is Mentari Putera Harapan. My Dad preferring serious (school-subject or even textbook) book to be my reading menu. He discourage me to borrow fiction books from my school library.
Now I still love to read, so I also still want to publish my own book.