I always read that the most important thing a writer can do is write. Reading comes in a close second. Maybe even tied for first.
I also read that the important thing about writing a blog is to write witty and charming or, at least, interesting and entertaining content (i.e, the writing) so that one builds an audience.
That one being me.
It’s hard to come up with stuff all the time, though. What’s good, interesting? Is there a topic or something? Who the hell knows?
I see blogs all the time that are written poorly or with that great, snarky tone that seems so prevalent in the blogosphere. But they get lots of traffic, lots of commenting, lots of interaction.
Others like Paul Krugman’s blog on the New York Times’ site — The Conscience of a Liberal — gets tons of readership for blog posts that sometimes are two tor three paragraphs long and sometimes posts about not writing posts. I guess that’s the difference between a Nobel Prize winning economist on the New York Times’ site and a canoodler with no credentials.
Sigh. Maybe one day.