Facebook and Twitter are about communicating and people want to be heard.
Blogging is the same.
Many bloggers will admit their real life friends don’t understand blogging, nor do they have an interest in what we’re blogging about.
Real life friends may think blogging is silly, a passing fad or even a waste of time.
But bloggers know, with having a blog, comes an audience whom we believe are interested in what we publish.
Via comments they validate us or expand on the topic and carry the discussion further.
It feels good to know we’re being heard.
In real life, where others seem to be consumed with their own lives, we may not get that. Hence, our blog becomes our voice.
It’s no wonder when our real life friends do read our blogs or the comments we’ve left elsewhere, they’ll often say, “I didn’t know that about you.”
If a friend or family member read your blog or a comment you left on another site, would they be surprised and find out more about you and your interests?
Care to share?