I heard this term yesterday, “wanna be blog“, seconded by someone else with the quote “Aren’t they all?“. And I have to ask the question:
“What is a wanna be blog?”
Is it a blog written by someone to enlighten someone?
Is it a blog written by someone wanting to inform?
Is it a blog written by someone to entertain?
Is it a blog written by someone to opine?
I don’t understand. I read plenty of blogs. Here’s a short list of some of the blogs I visit frequently, in no particular order:
Not to mention my good friend’s blog:
Seriously, the above list is about a tenth of the blogs I read each day.
I read these blogs to be enlightened, informed, entertained, and to view other’s opinions of things in the world. I consider every site I go to as an educational experience and marvel at the wonder that is the internet as it allows people to speak their minds and have those words read by anyone and everyone in the world.
Welcome to my world.
I hope to enlighten, inform, entertain, and opine.
That’s what this blog is about. I don’t want to be any other blog…Scott Maxwell does a great job on his, Hal Boedecker on his, Ariana Huffington on hers, and Kelly on hers. And so on…I honestly cannot fathom the wealth of knowledge I’ve gained as a result of the blogs I read.
So I take great offense at the words “wanna be blog”, and comments following those words like “Aren’t they all?”
If you don’t like blogging, don’t read blogs. Your loss.