My blogging philosophy is this....Do whatever you want with your own darn blog. That is why you have it. Blogging allows you to actually control something in your life all by yourself. My favorite blogs are the ones like mine, that actually have some commentary. The more personal the information the better (few people dare to live their life as an open book and people who do dare have my utmost respect - as long as they can actually talk about something besides themselves)
I like to read people's opinions and love the internet for bringing them all to my very own house. I can get millions of opinions with a few clicks. How is that for someone who still has a market research bug somewhere deep down inside? I loved calling and bugging people for their personal information when I was telemarketer, but I am now the first one to hang up on them. I don't need them, I have blogging now. And, I now get my high from the comment click. Woo hoo.
And while I am sharing my opinion, I am not a huge fan of blogs that have only one purpose...to chronicle and scrapbook one's own family. C'mon give me some substance. Every Mormon family blog looks exactly the same. I don't care how cute your kid is! Although I am giving my kudos to Meagan for at least admitting that her blog is what I don't like. (I like it all the more now that you were willing to openly talk about it.) he he - Now I know that I just ticked some of my blogging friends off. Sorry. I do still read all of your blogs, or should I say, I do still look at each and every picture. But, if you would like some other comments from me besides "cute picture" then do something daring and give me some juicy stuff.
And, just for the record, here is the official definition of blog: a Web site that contains an online personal journal with reflections, comments, and often hyperlinks provided by the writer
I think you will be surprised at knowing that most blogs don't fit the definition, including mine. I don't really journal all of the details; I never link often enough, I talk too much, and evidently I don't have enough pictures either. Oh well, I gave up a long time ago trying to please my brothers.
I like this blogger.com's definition better:
A blog is a personal diary. A daily pulpit. A collaborative space. A political
soapbox. A breaking-news outlet. A collection of links. Your own private
thoughts. Memos to the world. Your blog is whatever you want it to be. There are
millions of them, in all shapes and sizes, and there are no real rules. In
simple terms, a blog is a web site, where you write stuff on an ongoing basis.
New stuff shows up at the top, so your visitors can read what's new. Then they
comment on it or link to it or email you. Or not.
So, happy blogging everyone, even you family people!