Which leads to a larger musing about the editorial voice of my blog. (Or really, anyone's blog.) Basically, this is a blog of Stuff Jay Likes to Talk About. I don't sell ads, I don't have sponsors, no one pays me for this. So you see here a largely untrammeled partial view into my interests, including but not limited to:
- Parenting and
- Weird stuff
- Food (including, specifically, cheese)
Not to mention a ton of other things.
Mostly I blog to entertain myself. I figure if I'm not entertaining myself, I sure as heck aren't entertaining you. This is what I tell writers who ask me if they should blog: "Only if you want to, and only if it's fun." Otherwise, why the heck are you doing it? Nobody wants to read someone else painfully putting themselves through their paces. That's just as true of blogging as it is of fiction.
Obviously, not all of my blogging is fun. My cancer journey surely has not been. But if not fun or entertaining, it's still something important for me to talk about.
I generally don't talk about my emotional frustrations, or the times when
I blog because I like to talk about stuff. Enough of you read this blog to make the discussion interesting for me, but I'd probably still be blogging even if I were only talking to myself. This helps me organize my thoughts and make sense of my world.
Why do you blog? Or conversely, why don't you blog? Do you have an editorial voice?