1. Self promotion
2. Becoming part of a community
3. The opportunity to put your thoughts in writing.
It's a great post, and I agree wholeheartedly. It makes me think I should focus this blog on more library/library school stuff. I wont though (for now) because I like letting off steam about all sorts of stuff. This blog is part rant, part therapy, part promotion of...random stuff. For some reason, I think everyone should know about the cool things I come across. So, for better or for worse, it stays as is.
The MLISSA e-zine is a good idea. I wish our library school had one. I'd contribute. I'm actually regretting not joining in on more committees, not getting involved more. True, I have no free time, after school and two jobs, but maybe I'll fit in somewhere in the new term. Maybe I'll suggest starting a e-zine...or at least contribute to theirs?!