Over at Foxglove Lane today is an interesting post about blogging. You can read it here.
I remember being thrilled at the first comments on my blog - from my best friend, and my sister..Watching the numbers grow from two, to ten, to fifty, and into the hundreds has been fascinating, and gratifying I have to say.
Someone is listening to me! Yay!!
Do you think this is why we do it?
It is very democratic. Anyone with access to a computer can blog and comment on blogs. Unlike phone-ins on radio, or traditional letters pages in newspapers where you have to be selected, or columns in newspapers and magazines where you have to be a public figure or a celebrity and be invited to write, anyone can put their view out there and it finds its audience....or not. (Of course that means there's lots of nonsense out there too....and trolls and twitters and tweeters who should know better!)
I do think I would write my blog even if no-one was reading it. It helps me think!
Finding other blogs you like to read is like having your personal magazine to browse, often with great photography. Check out this post at Lucent Imagery for an item that sounds like the most crazy but fun thing I've heard of for ages.
Why do you read and/or write blogs?