Why on earth would you blog? Why do you want total strangers reading about your life? I don't get it!
These are the words that I spoke to my wife when she started her blog (MomintheMirror) almost a year ago. She set up a blog for me as well (I like to think of myself as a writer worth reading), and after one failed attempt at posting, I quit.
Then she recently published one of my essays on her blog, (What he was thinking...), and the responses floored me. They liked what I had to say and they liked my writing style as well. I won't bore you with the responses, but here is my return correspondence to one of the commentators:
I am usually very slow at returning correspondence, unless it is work-related, but I have my wife's reputation to think about, not just my own. That is why I am having her proofread this before I send it out:
I understand now why Julie blogs. The comments that I read, when directed at her, make me feel great. But it is a horse of a different tune, when the comments are directed at me. It is a veritable equine symphony. What a rush!
Thanks for the kind words,
So this is why I blog, for the adoration. And while I'll only post once or twice a week, I still happen to think of myself as a writer worth reading... but that will be for you to decide.