Tuesday, July 12, 2011
Why We Blog
I started blogging to stoke an ember of my long-suppressed gender-identity. I doubted there'd be anyone interested or willing to listen, but I was wrong. You responded with warmth and encouragement from the outset.
After finding an audience of friendly people, I began sharing my life with you and I really enjoy that. I blog to continue the conversation we are having. I adore your input. Your comments are sincere, thoughtful and supportive. I learn and learn from you guys on innumerable topics. At times, I feel that this is YOUR blog and I'm merely moderating it.
When I look at other blogs, I often see that they have larger audiences but their readers are less engaged. Many blogs have more followers than this one, but they lack the intensity of participation that goes on here. Comments on those blogs are often shallower and less personal than the responses you guys leave. I'm not sure what I do to promote the serious, honest and lengthy comments you give, but I certainly enjoy them and I believe other readers do as well. When you guys comment on each other's comments, I smile and feel this blog has achieved something good.
Does this make sense to you? Why do you think people are so open and personal here?