I'm sure many of you can relate to what I am about to say. Non-bloggers just don't get "it." It being the joy and awesomeness that is blogging. Even more so, the joy and awesomeness of blogging AND having followers.
Today, a sweet lady that I have class with said she checked out my blog... her only comment was, "When I read it, I thought 'Man, Marianne is windy today'." Errr, thanks?
I mean, I know I tend to write a novel every time I type anything (just ask my bff blogger buddy Helene -- yea, I'm giving you that title, whether you want it or not, Helene), but I suppose you shouldn't read my blog if you don't like to read in general. Perhaps that's why my readership is less than stellar? Hmm.
Except I have a little secret weapon and I know I have more readers than followers (and even know where in the world they are viewing me from and how many times a day they do so)... so, to you lurkers... I don't bite. Delurk yourself and stop being creepy. Leave the creepin' to me.
But, I digress.
Said sweet lady then proceeds to ask, "Do you know all the people that read your blog? I just don't get why someone you don't know would care about your life."
Oh, sweet lady, that seems to be the million dollar question for anyone who hasn't been sucked into the wonderful world of blogging. (I'm sure you all get asked this questions a lot. Silly naive persons).
And to that I say: we blog because we can. Because sometimes we have a lot to say and no ears to listen in our real life worlds. And having readers is just as good as winning the lottery. Actually, probably better. Getting a comment is next to euphoria. But we sure as heck don't need a legitimate reason for reading other blogs... sometimes we just need a good laugh. Or sometimes we like to be creepy and nosey and see how other people live, if only to make us feel better about our own life. If it ain't for you, so be it. But don't knock something until you try it.
Does anyone else get asked this question a lot and think, "Start a blog and then come talk to me..." ?! Or am I just a biotch? Don't answer that.
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