If you don’t want to leave a comment here, please email me and be brutally honest but don’t be mean, ok?
(1) Why do you read my blog?
I know some want more quilting, some want more recipes, some want more Chad/Vince/Speck stories. Really, folks . . I write about what’s going on in my life. Lately, quilting just hasn’t been happening so much. I don’t report on here much about when I’m gone but lately, I’ve been gone more than I’m home. And, when I’m home, I’ve been trying to put up fruit and veggies. I will get back to quilting . . when I have time. Not to sound harsh but I blog about what I do . . I don’t do what I do so I can blog about it. Make sense?
I’ve been reading a lot about why some blog and why they post what they post. I had no idea there were so many regular women who blog for so many different reasons. I read lots of blogs, though I rarely take the time to leave comments (bad Judy!) and it seems that all the blogs I read are normal folks blogging about what they do all day; wives and moms who are keeping a household running smoothly, cooking creative meals and trying to keep the food costs down, quilters, gardeners, chicken owners.
So many of the “serious” bloggers talk about politics, business, finance, etc. Am I shallow? Do I have my head buried in the sand? I’ve quit watching the news and what I want to read when I’m reading blogs is stuff that makes me smile; stuff that makes me want to hug the writer and say “thanks” or “good for you!”, stuff that motivates me . . makes me want to sew or try a new recipe or plant an herb garden. Maybe it’s because I’m getting older . . I want to be around happy people. I don’t want to read a blog or a web page or a newspaper that aggravates me.
When I first started blogging in 2004, it was totally like a personal journal; without a target audience in mind; without regard to popularity or approval of any who may read the blog. That’s still the direction I want my blog to go. I’m happy for each and every reader I have but as I’ve said before, if I had no readers, I’d still blog. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve gone back and found info I needed. When did we buy Chad’s tires? When did we buy my tires? Where did we stay in Louisville? Everything I need to know (almost) is on my blog!
(2) If you blog, why do you do it? Do you blog with a specific audience in mind or is your blog more of a diary of your life?
Thanks for answering my questions. I’ve just been thinking about this a lot . . maybe for 5 minutes last night! 🙂