Why I Blog
First, let me say that I hope people read my blog. That doesn't mean that I write to be read. I write to express my opinion, to bring to light things that have happened in my life that might be interesting to others, and to record my history for my friends and family. Anything else is gravy. I like gravy, but it doesn't make much of a meal by itself.
Blogs allow the ultimate in personal journalism. Each writer can concentrate on what interests them. Each brings a unique perspective to the world, and to what that person feels is important. Blogs allow more diversity of commentary, more sharing of ideas, more perspective of the world, than most other means of communication. Blogs should never be evaluated by arbitrary standards, but for content. If what I write isn't interesting, or not informative, or not to your taste, that's ok, and I won't expect you back. For those that enjoy what I write, that can empathize, sympathize, or commiserate, welcome - and enjoy!