Only people who have blogs, read blogs

Would you agree, or disagree?  When I say this, I am not implying that people who do not have blogs never read, or stumble across a blog.  This is obviously not the case, since half of the links on Digg, sites like Lifehacker and Gizmodo, among other things, are blogs.  What I am suggesting is that, only people who have blogs, like my blog, read other blogs, like my blog.

Prior to deciding that I wanted to write, I thought that blogs were one of the stupidest things ever.  Who wants to read some assholes opinion on things?  After getting bored enough one day, I decided that I wanted to write about some things, and I decided that a blog was the right avenue for it.  It was at this point that I began to read other blogs.  

It wasn’t so much that after having my own blog, my opinion had changed.  It was more that I wanted to see other peoples sites, their designs, the topics they wrote on.  I wanted to see what other successful bloggers were doing, and how they had become successful.  I wanted to comment on other blogs, to promote my own, and read other blogs, to get ideas for my own.

This, I think, might be the case for many bloggers, and blogs.  Bloggers read other peoples blogs, write about the topics they find on other peoples blogs, and comment on other peoples blogs.  I honestly do not know anyone, who does not have a blog of their own, who makes a habit or reading any particular blog on a regular basis.  For me, I know for sure that is the case.

Using an RSS reader for me was almost impossible before I started blogging.  There were simply no other blogs out there that interested me enough to make me want to subscribe.  Now, I subscribe to over 30 blogs, and read them on a very regular basis.  Prior to this, the only blogs I read were simply by consequence of something interesting on digg being a link to a blog post.

I think this is interesting, since the number of people who blog is always growing, thus, the reader base for existing blogs is always growing.  Is blogging some sort of self-fulfilling prophecy?

6 thoughts on “Only people who have blogs, read blogs

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