If No One Reads Your Blog, Does It Exist?

Why do we like to blog?

I think it’s two-fold. First of all, we like to talk. Secondly, we hope somebody is listening.

But like the tree that falls in a forest…if no one hears it, does it make noise? If no one reads your blog, does it exist? Does it matter? Does it matter that no one is reading it?

We live in a society where many talk, and few listen….people ignore their spouses, their kids, the kids’ teachers, their minister, The Pope, their doctor’s advice, their boss, their employees, posted speed limits. Politicians ignore their constituents.

We turn on the TV for background music and go about our business in other rooms of the house. For example, my aunt used to leave the TV on in the the living room while we ate holiday dinners in the kitchen. She would occasionally turn the volume down…but not off.

We go to HGTV’s Rate My Space, Yahoo!Answers, StartUpNation and other websites and post our answers, observations, and advice to strangers….because we know somebody will hear what we have to say.

We post comments in response to news articles , YouTube videos, or on products we have purchased and loved – or hated – giving us the power in the role of Reviewer.

And we read the comments of others.

But then we realize we don’t know who these posters are. Are we to believe the positive comments about products we are thinking of purchasing? Online often means the Wild West and no editorial oversite…no accountability.

People  love to meet, share, and squabble online.

Some people use a blog as a public diary….revealing their innermost thoughts and vulnerability. Cheaper than therapy.

Web 2.0 technoloy is all about interacting with others online….mostly virtual strangers ….double entendre intended….while our offline community ignores us…and we ignore them.

So here many of us hang out online, exercising our freedom of speech, thanks to technology.

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One Response to “If No One Reads Your Blog, Does It Exist?”

  1. Eddie

    weird. I was having a ‘does anyone actually read my blog outside of my immediate friends’ moment, when I played russian roulette with the ‘go to random blog’ button up on the top right of my browser. This post was the first one I saw. Very apt, intelligent and I can totally empathise with your thoughts. Come say hello…

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