Thursday, March 25

a blog about blogging

What a lovely image huh? Too bad its rainy and blustery today :(

I just read an article from the little lady over at Make Mine a Mojito that got me thinking. She's received some "negative" or "constructive" comments about her writing/blogging. She's taking a break from blogging because her readers, and now her, feel that her blog has become too impersonal and self-gratifying.


Can't you write about whatever the hell you want to write about? Is there some set amount of writing that is supposed to be personal your blog? I mean its your blog.

I know there are some people who are WAY TOO PERSONAL of things on their blogs. But, hey! Its their blog! You can just choose not to read it if you don't like it. I've always just sort of written about whatever I feel like at the moment. Sometimes personal, sometimes just freaking out about stuff. Or something just sharing something funny or interesting.

I guess I just find this very interesting that someone is no longer going to write a blog because basically her readers complained about it. Am I not posting enough personal stuff? Do you, my dear readers, not know enough about me? Why must I crave the acceptance of the masses? I shamefully check my readership everyday. I only have "18" readers right now, and I get the slight twinge of jealousy when I see that others have more. What should that even matter? I mean, really? I guess I don't really care, but oh wait, yeah I kinda do. Oh self-esteem, why won't you just let me be?

So now, here's your chance to tell me what you really think. Now, don't get me wrong... I sure as hell aren't going to stop blogging if you don't like what I'm writing. You can go elsewhere and read some mommy blog, or cooking blog, or how awesome my 5 kids are blog. But what are your thoughts on blogging? On what you like to read, and/or write about... ??

1 comment:

Cathy said...

I know we haven't been bloggin "friends" very long, but I agree with you. I write about whatever the hell pops in my head and if you don't like it don't read it. I never understood the negative comment thing...if you don't have something nice to say, click the little red x and leave. Go find another blog, lord knows there's plenty to choose from!

Keep doing what you're doing, McGriddle!