I've been thinking about this a lot lately. We put so much time and love into our blogs, and personally, I find reading them very interesting. I have a list of roughly 30 blogs that I peruse weekly for various reasons. Some are quirky and fun, some are insightful, some offer freebies like art downloads that I can use in my collages and altered books. Some are inspiring, some are slice-of-life vignettes. The best of them are those that leave me with something I remember long after I click off my computer and leave the room or that come back to me at another time, in another situation. Have you had those experiences?
I thought of this today when I read a post called "Two Simple (and sort of mean) Words Every Blogger Should Know" It really struck home for me and reminded me that when I post something on my blog, I have to keep in mind that a blog is not a journal; it's a public forum and it's meant to be read by others. With that in mind, the first thing every blogger should be thinking when writing (if we hope to have readers, and otherwise we might as well journal rather than blog) is 'why would anyone care about this?' And I guess, if the answer is that they wouldn't, we should be kind, hit the backspace key, and start again.