For the first time since this blog started, I was proud of it today. We wrote about the anniversary of 9/11 and most of the comments were thoughtful and interesting. So much of the time, they are not.
I’m being honest here.
On Friday, the Living Out Loud blog will become a month old. Blogging is new to me and I didn’t really have an interest in doing it, but because the actual LOL column is becoming somewhat popular, it was suggested I do it.
To my surprise, actually to my total shock, this thing has caught on fairly quickly. I can’t believe the number of comments we get and the traffic we generate – already. That’s good I guess, but you need to tell me why that is.
In my view, so much of the time, this blog is dumb. I test it sometimes. I put up posts about what people have for lunch. I write about fleas on my cat. I tell you the bathroom repair problem I’m having. I tell you stupid shit.
Why do I get such a big response from this and why when I write a book review or write about something fairly serious (except for the 9/11 post), readers tend to tune it out?
I’m looking for feedback. Please tell me why you like the bullshit stuff instead of the posts that really have something to say. Educate me.