This entry by Jeff Atwood made me realize why I like working on Quick Blog so much. It's not just that it mirrors my own interests or that it's challenging on a daily basis. The thing that makes it all so wonderful is that people are using it. As Jeff puts it:
A smart software developer realizes that their job is far more than writing code and shipping it; their job is to build software that people will actually want to use.
I'm not turning into some altruist. Be sure that I'm doing what I do because I get paid. But it's enormously satisfying to know that you're helping people find their voice. Every day I see the entry counts grow, the comment counts grow, and the number of fascinating blogs grow. Sure, there are other blogging engines out there—but they're paying me (well, Go Daddy) for mine.
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