Second anniversary of "I'm from Missouri"
As the headline says, one of the main original purposes of this blog was to help me avoid the arbitrary censorship practiced on blogs and other websites. However, avoiding that censorship has often been of limited value because of the very small readership of this blog in comparison to much bigger blogs that practice arbitrary censorship.
I have also found that a blog is very useful for purposes other than just avoiding arbitrary censorship. For example, instead of spending a lot of time writing long articles that clutter up comment threads on other websites, you can just post links to articles on your blog! And by posting links to your blog, you can exceed word limits for comments on other websites. A blog is also a great aid in retrieving your past writings and in doing research -- the post labels have been particularly helpful in this regard. A blog is worth having even if you write articles only infrequently.