This comes directly from She Lives. She's been blogging about blogging for 7 days. I just found her yesterday, but since blogging, I find myself wondering these same thoughts. I thought I was going to answer several of the questions that she asked, but I did not find my answers interesting, so if I'm not even interested, then I figured I shouldn't waste blogspace with it. So, check out her whole list and other answers if you are curious.
-- What are your thoughts about encouraging offline friends to read your blog?
This is a question that I've been pondering myself! At first I blogged in secrecy--only one friend really knew about it. That helped me hit my groove and make sure it was something I could commit to doing regularly and with results that pleased me. Lately, I've been telling friends about it, and giving them the link. I get some great feedback from them, but it makes me a bit self-conscious, as if they might think I have given them the blog so that they read it and say, "Wow, you're a great writer. I love what you have to say." In reality, I tell people so that I have more accountability to write in general and accountability to write something of value in particular.
That leads me, Jennifer, to ask "If a tree falls in the forest, and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?"
If I'm writing, but no one is reading it, is it still worth the effort? I think so, but I do enjoy knowing that occasionally I get things right on target, or I say something that someone out there needed to hear.