While the Internet has been blamed for everything, from the reported decline of the traditional publishing industry to poor literacy, it can also be a valuable tool for becoming a better writer. The Internet – and particularly the World Wide Web – provides everyday people with the ability to broadcast their talents, network with like-minded people and find an audience.
Maintaining a blog can be a great way of encouraging yourself to write regularly, especially if you have an audience to write for. Most people’s first foray into blogging takes the form of an online diary or journal for their friends. Just make sure you keep any incriminating and personally identifiable information out, or that you set the blog to private.