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Who Would Read A Blog About Nothing?

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So, I realize, given my own personal lack of motivation, the idea of a blog isn't going to go any farther than that - an idea, but I figured I'd get as much entertainment out of the idea as possible. And I was curious; how many people actually read blogs? Why? Why do you start, and why do you keep reading? I know the topic has come up before, be feel free to post again if you have a blog. Tell me why you decided to start it. And do you keep up on it?

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I read a few, mostly with recipes or homeschooling ones. I usually find them through seeing a blog mentioned on these forums or when I was searching homeschool stuff for my daughter. We also just found a few American Girl ones that keep up with what is being released and when since my daughter has justed started getting into them. I guess that was the long way of saying that I read blogs of some people who are going through similar life things as I am.

Sorry if that doesn't make much sense, trying to get thoughts to come together when you are hurting and have a fever of over 103 doesn't always work.

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I thought about creating a blog myself once, (lord knows I can find enough words) :lol: ... but I realized....really? who would give a sh*t about what I had to say on a day-to-day basis?

Granted, I am witty and clever :lol: and could throw out a few recipes or a wise nugget about "dealing with life" from a middle-aged woman's perspective ... or maybe even some actual sound advice about celiac and coping with it (because I do know that at least).

I could share some ideas for photography, gardening, cooking, (blah blah blah and yadda yadda yadda) ...and how to diagram a sentence (BECAUSE that's still important, right?) :unsure: and.... I could sprinkle in a few quotes or draft a book review, but then again...isn't someone already doing all that "out there" in cyber space?

Honestly, I never took much sustained interest in any blogs, until I read a post last week on here that directed me to one written by this guy named Gluten Dude (who I discovered is also a member here on c.com).

I like his honesty and he seems to have a realistic outlook and he wants to HELP people ...and he writes very well.

Blogs (to me) seem to be someone's journal, split wide open and PUT RIGHT OUT there, for all the world to see. Your thoughts = standing right there, naked and alone.

If you get any criticism, you better know how to deal. The bottom line is, if blogging makes someone happy or fulfills a purpose, then by all means, blog away. As a writing instructor for 22 years, I always said: "Writing is good for the soul". It is, basically, cathartic.

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well,... for years many of us watched a television show about "nothing" --Seinfeld!! so, would people follow a blog about 'nothing'? I don't see why not. there are a lot of bloggers out there who just blog about whatever they are thinking about on a given day. I myself am considering doing that myself... so I would encourage you to be creative and write your blog about "nothing". It may be 'something' to some folks. go for it!

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I could never write one about 'something'; nothing ever holds my interest long enough. And I always hate when someone tries to pass along pearls of wisdom, as I tend to prefer my pearls to be kind of gnarly and misshapen. Dunno. Sometimes I think that I'm trying to slog through life without a clue (drat whoever lifted my instruction manual!) and trying to keep a sense of humor about it (anyone see the pic of my truncated chicken on the 'tickle me' thread?) I mean, C'mon! Who else finds a half a cabbage under their bed?

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well,... for years many of us watched a television show about "nothing" --Seinfeld!! so, would people follow a blog about 'nothing'? I don't see why not. there are a lot of bloggers out there who just blog about whatever they are thinking about on a given day. I myself am considering doing that myself... so I would encourage you to be creative and write your blog about "nothing". It may be 'something' to some folks. go for it!

OMG! I was going to say that about Seinfeld!

Maybe one of Jess's cats could write the blog with Jess and the chickens as guest bloggers?

I would read it! However, you will have to put thelink on your profile or have us PM you as we can't link to our personal sites here. :D

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I read blogs by authors, by people who read the same books I read, people in my profession (librarianship), etc. There are few that I am 'religious' about checking but a couple that I subscribe to so that I know when there are new posts.

I created a family blog the last time we moved. It is mostly for family (read: grandparents) and friends who want to see what we are up to since we are an ocean away. I post lots of photos but minimal text. My hubby also posts occasionally. I set up the security so that it can't be found through general searching of the big search engines -- I keep it private since my daughter plays a prominent part (remember, this is mostly for the grandparents) and am very careful to not post any sort of information that would allow anyone to figure out where we live, etc.

If you want to try blogging, go for it. You'll figure out quickly if you like it or not. Just remember, assume anything you post to be out there for general consumption. I remember a 20-year complaining to me that she'd posted something unfavorable on her blog about a person she knew and then was amazed when that person got angry. She just didn't 'get' the idea that if she wrote it and posted it online it was out there for everyone to see?!?!

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I could never write one about 'something'; nothing ever holds my interest long enough. And I always hate when someone tries to pass along pearls of wisdom, as I tend to prefer my pearls to be kind of gnarly and misshapen. Dunno. Sometimes I think that I'm trying to slog through life without a clue (drat whoever lifted my instruction manual!) and trying to keep a sense of humor about it (anyone see the pic of my truncated chicken on the 'tickle me' thread?) I mean, C'mon! Who else finds a half a cabbage under their bed?

um, I have found some other things under there, but never a half a cabbage. :lol:

Relating your chicken escapades ARE blogging, in a sense :)

You are, in fact, writing about something, right?

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I keep up with the mouthy hosuewives blog because they're funny and the gluten free girl because I want the chef to marry me! No, I just love the gluten free girl. I also keep up with a few friends blogs, one of which is for a friend who was paralyzed in an accident. So I guess I'm not much of a blog follower?

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I think there are probably as many reasons to read a blog as there are blog ideas. I understand the following a friend's blog thing, and the recipes, and I guess I can see following blogs of favorite authors, although I never thought about it, or even the ones about your special interest, but I can never read more than a few posts of someone's stuff before I'm no longer interested. I tend to google the one question I have, get the answer, and go from there.

Dunno. Gotta go sweep the deck, because it's raining, and now is the perfect time to get the poo off.

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Gotta go sweep the deck, because it's raining, and now is the perfect time to get the poo off.

Now, see.... the perfect de-pooing technique might make for riveting blog reading, Jess. :) Have fun!!

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Now, see.... the perfect de-pooing technique might make for riveting blog reading, Jess. :) Have fun!!

Oh yes! And I like a blog with lots of pictures! And chicken stories!

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Oh yes! And I like a blog with lots of pictures! And chicken stories!

me too, me too!

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