600 posts later, I've accomplished what I set out to do:
- Document my life.
- Get in the practice of writing each and every day.
- Use blogging as a way to think about, process, and externalize issues that I would've internalized in the past.
- Keep in touch with loved ones near and far, without spamming them.
- Stay current in my occupation (online communications).
Here's some research on the demographics of bloggers and their audience.