|Me writing in my daily journal|
As regular bloggers know, there are all kinds of experts out there who can tell us how to write a good blog. They know all the tips to increase readers. Some of the tips are as follows:
- Daily postings
- Concise postings
- Topical postings
- Postitive postings
- Interesting postings (whatever that is)
None of this fancy dancy stuff. No tricks. Hey, let's face it. All of us can't be a Dave Barry.
Looky here, I am an expert reader. Why am I an expert reader? Because I say so.
I find the very best blogs are ones that are well written. I haven't done a lot of blogosphere exploring mainly because there is so much crap out there. From the self-asorbed failed New York writer who thinks she writes fabulous blogs but which are obviously canned to the bloggers who give me a headache because I don't know what the hell they're talking about.
I have found from my very unscientific and limited survey that a good writer can write about anything and their blog postings are always interesting. They can write about the most mundane subject from what they are doing today to what they are cooking for a meal that night, but their simple, uncomplicated way of writing with just a touch of whimsy makes their blog postings a must for me.
Wonder who these fabulous bloggers are? Just take a look at "My Favorite Bloggers" list on my blog. From "The Cajun" to "Urspo", they never fail to grab my interest and make me care about their life, no matter how routine or unglamorous it seems.
One of my very favortie bloggers is Bob of "I Should Be Laughing". This guy is way better than Perez Hilton or Mike Walker. And he's free!
Then there is Mark of "Our Simple Lives". I've met Mark in person several times and he is the same sweetheart that he appears to be in his blog. He is the real deal.
A recent discovery is Scott of "Bigger Than My Heart". Scott has a lovely way with words. His blogs are almost like reading prose.
I don't want to slight anybody, especially my longtime friend Larry. He is now writing his autobiography which is not open for public consumption but it is the best biography I've read since Walter Isaacson's of Steve Jobs. Of course Larry is no Steve Jobs (nor am I). Larry, like me, is just a regular schlub who likes to write but man, is he a good writer. He just needs to expand his vocabulary a little bit and he would be gang busters (just kidding Larry - a private joke folks).
There are a few on my blog roll who I'm not quite sure are legitimate yet because they are so secretive. I've been taken in before by the secretive ones so I am reluctant to make a judgement at this time.
But the point I wanted to make on this posting is the simple fact that all it takes to write a good and interesting blog is to be honest and write in easy to understand English with a touch of self depreciation.
That is what works for me. Now if I can just find some more of these folks.