How exciting! Seems we are going to get to answer some of the questions people offered up last week..The week Miz B picked one from everything distils into reading...
This week’s musing asks:
What attracts you to a book blog? What puts you off in a book blog? Do you share personal stuff on your book blog?
What attracts me to a book blog?
Well, there is content and appearance.
Let's tackle appearance first. Personally, I like a blog that has a clean look, not all cluttered up.
And I will tell ya what will make me click away in a second.
I find any noise on a blog totally unacceptable. I will not go searching, looking for a way to shut it off. I am already gone.
But...I will admit that I can be persuaded to read a blog whose appearance I do not like if the content is appealing enough. Good reviews of some good books and it will go on my reading list. I understand what I might consider 'good' books is totally subjective and that is fine. I am sure there are many great blogs, well written, lovely blogs, out there reviewing books I would never want to read. So they will not be on the reading list. But if we share some beloved author, a favorite genre, then I will hang around to see what else you think is worth my time..or not worth my time.
Something for everyone, not every one for every body.
Now, the second part of the question is very interesting, about sharing personal things on my blog.
Actually, I think everything on my blog is personal.
I read books I think I will like and tell you what I think of them.
I go places I like and then share images of them with you.
I cook things I think sound interesting and then tell you about them.
I share pictures of the critters in my life with you, ones I think are cute and I hope you do too.
That is, in my mind, personal stuff.
No, I don't usually share facts about my family or my job. I don't post pictures of them, don't even use their names. OK, there might have been one photo of the Niece once. And if you are very diligent about reading the comments, you could possible figure out the name of the Bro, Sil, and Niece...not that they comment very often. (as we have discussed..you know who you are!) But that is not what this blog is about and quite honestly, I have concerns about putting too much information out there on the World Wide Web, to be floating around for all eternity, accessible to anyone. It just seems a tiny bit dangerous and a wee bit creepy.
But my blog is all me, if not all OF me.
Someone I know..yes, you are reading this aren't you?..recently said that the person on my blog is not me, that it is a created, 'fake' person. I answered that it was not true, not true at all..maybe she just not actually know me.
First, why would I bother?
Second, it sounds like too much work, and if anything, I am lazy. That I have mentioned.
If you have a blog...and really, how any blogs do you think there are in the world? millions no doubt...the whole point is to create something you like, something you find interesting first. And then hope someone else might find something of interest too, a few poor souls perhaps. A book..a photo..a puppy.
I mean really, trying to keep some sort of image of this fake person in my mind and then write as them... It give me a headache just thinking about it.
No folks, this is the real me, what I like and hate and think and find interesting.
Speaking of all of me, let me share a video of this classic song.
"Hey, isn't she the one complaining about music on a blog??"
Well, this is a video and you can choose to listen to it or not. ;-)
But I hope you do, because it is Louie..and no one can sing it and play it like Louie!!