Seriously, this week has done wonders for my work drive. I haven't been this engaged at work in years. I credit blogging to helping me make sharper, more strategic decisions at work this week. And, I have been a better, more consistent mentor/teacher to my direct reports.
Being plugged in can do wonders for your productivity. This blog hasn't been up a full year yet, and I have learned so much from reading, writing, and interacting with other bloggers. My ideas on business and management are constantly challenged and sharpened, and I am exposed to new ideas. I know not everyone has the time for it, and few us have the time to post at an intense pace like Instapundit, but I think John is right – in moderation, blogging can help your productivity.