Thursday, March 13, 2008

Why Are You Here, Again?

I have been contemplating why anyone reads my blog. It is not particularly witty or for that matter interesting. But yet I still have readers and more readers than when I started blogging. That brought the question why do I read the blogs I read? Well, because I am genuinely interested in the writer. Interested in what the writer has to say and their opinions. I also like hearing about their life. These thoughts brought on more questions about blogging. Do people read my blog because I read theirs? Do they comment on mine because I comment on theirs? I read and comment on other blogs because I am interested in what they have say and in them in general. I guess that means if I read your blog I like you. I want to thank all my readers for reading and commenting.

10 comments:

Bag Blog said...

I often wonder the same thing - why would anyone want to read my blog? I, too, am thankful for my blogger friends.

Junk Diva said...

I am very new to blogging, so don't know much about them. I read yours because I do like you, you are like a ray of sunshine. I comment on peoples blogs because I like to interact with them. I like communication in all forms.

The Friendly Neighborhood Piper said...

i don't like you but i read you anyway. Knowing that is complete tongue in cheek... i personally enjoy seeing how you as a young adult with the wisdom that you have been given are putting that into practice. I know that when writing i have time to express myself more clearly. i think it opens the door to me a little wider than just casual conversation, and i think that's true of most of us. Writing can be quite introspective and when it comes in this media, others get to enjoy that introspection too. That's why i read who i read and 86 the others. I'm a socialite, and like to know people beyond the weather. That's why i read your blog.

Buck said...

Well... what Jay said, for starters. I read all sorts of different folks, from the deep-thinking types (coz they're SO different from YoursTruly) to the superficial (occasionally, and present company is NOT in that category). I enjoy reading about other folks' experiences and the way they present them. And there's the learning aspect, too.

You're a good read, Ash. I enjoy your narrative and your photos.

Becky said...

How well I know the feeling! I often wonder why anyone would read my blog. My life is so dull. Work, karate, knitting, work again...But I continue reading the blogs I read because I feel a connection with the author. Even though I've never met you or Lou, or Buck, or any of my other regular reads, I consider you to be my friends. And I always care about what my friends have to say.

Bag Blog said...

And I always care about what my friends have to say.

Very nice and very wise, Becky!

Inquiries said...

Lou: I am with ya! Your blog is great.

Diva: Thank you {blush} I like to meet and talk to people too.

Jay: Thank you. Jay the social butterfly. I think I am a social butterfly too.

Buck: Thank you. It is interesting to see how other people view things.

Becky: Thank you. I consider you to be my friend too. I like your blog. It is interesting and funny. Plus your knitting fascinates me.

Dawn said...

Well, I'm late again :) don't know how I missed this one. You guys pretty much covered all my reasoning for reading the blogs I do. When I blog,I always try to keep my focus on who I'm blogging for and it's simple, just for those I care for(including myself:) cause other wise I don't keep in touch. I've learned so much from you guys and I've learn a bit more about myself. It's been a good thing for me.
And as for boring? Boring meaning tiresome, that's just a state of mind one doesn't give place to when they care about the writer!
Your post are great Ash, keep it up!

Inquiries said...

Thank you Dawn.

Laurie said...

What Becky said. I haven't been blogging much lately at all, and certainly nothing of subtance that has come out of my own heart or brain, just too busy for that these days. But I do like to keep up on reading my friends blogs, and one of the best ways to find more like minded blog friends is by visiting the commenters of those blogs. I found Buck by a comment he left on someone elses blog, and then I found Lou through him, and now I've found you through Lou. :)