*If you write a blog: why do you blog? What do you like about it?
*If you read other people’s blogs: why do you read blogs? What do you like about it?
Or maybe you are like me, and you write a blog and also cruise around reading other blogs, dropping comments here and there like footprints, linking to the ones you find most amusing. Which means you get to answer two questions!
For me, blogging has become an interactive social activity that is rather addictive! There’s so much I enjoy: having a creative outlet, a place to store memories, a place to rant every now and then, to brag about (or vent about) my beloved hockey team, getting feedback from readers (I love comments, hint hint!)…but blogging would be a bit hollow without readers, or without other blogs to read. I get very excited when I receive comments, as I love the reciprocal nature of blogging, and it is immensely comforting to read blogs written by others experiencing similiar difficulties right now, a place to share these struggles and support each other. I’m still building my list of links, but I smile when I stumble across a blog that leads me to keep scrolling, sort through the archives, and make a mental note to come back tomorrow and see what’s new. I love discussion sparked in the comments of a post, and readers who are not intimidated by debate.
Bloggers are now the focus of studies, such as the University at Buffalo, whose researchers had this to say about bloggers: “We know that bloggers are not representative of Americans in general in certain respects. They tend to be younger, more urban, more educated, more technologically adept. They’re also early adopters and more willing to speak publicly about certain issues than other Americans, most of whom do not blog or even read blogs. …We suspect that bloggers are likely to be opinion leaders in their local communities…”
So, we bloggers are smart, technologically savvy, opinionated, bold, and ingenious leaders? *shrug* Tell us something we didn’t already know!
P.S. The Tampa Bay Lightning won 4-3 in the shoot-out last night against Ottawa, but do you suppose I was able to delight first-hand in my team’s rare victory in an overtime game? Hmmm? Nope, Sun Sports chose to broadcast some ridiculous wrestling/fighting/scrapping event (i.e, sweaty, slippery, bellicose, heavily tattoo’d guys thrashing around with each other in compromising positions). Was I a happy cat? A definitive NO.