Friday, January 15, 2010

Blog Envy

One of the reasons I decided to start a blog of my own is because I love reading blogs.  They are online diaries that strangers bravely share with the world that address everything from writing to fashion to cooking.  It's so interesting to see what people are reading, what is interesting to them and to really start to identify with and form a 'virtual' relationship with a blogger.  Recently, the woman who writes one of my favorite blogs announced that she was pregnant and the response that she received in her comments section was unbelievable. 
  I find that as a new blogger I face two problems: one, I'm not sure what people truly want to read.  Am I interesting enough or informed enough to talk about the publishing world or what I think about the global economy?  What do people really want to read?  I've decided to focus on writing about what I would want to read or commenting a bit about something that I just read myself that really made an impact on me and stuck in my mind.
  Secondly, how do I get people to read my blog?  This is scary and exciting for me.  I want people to read what I have to say but am anxious about it at the same time.  How do popular blogs gain a following?  It's hard for me to even remember how I started reading other people's blogs.  I've decided that when I comment on people's sites I will leave my website address and hopefully, someone will want to click on it and read what I have to say.
  For now, I'll share with you some blogs that I love and hope that you will check them out, if you don't already read them. 


Thanks for reading and have a lovely weekend!

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