A week or two ago I happened upon a discussion about why people read blogs and what blogs should offer.
The consensus seemed to be that people come to a blog hoping to take something with them. It may be a recipe or a bit of encouragement or an organization tip or a chance to win a prize, but readers want to feel like their time has not been wasted, but well spent.
Well, I came away from that discussion wondering where that leaves those blogs that, and I'm not going to name names here because they know who they are, how shall I say... blogs that make us feel better because we read their stories of parenting mishaps or how not to organize a kitchen and we can feel like, "at least I'm not that crazy!"
Where does that leave storytelling just for the sake of storytelling?
Some of my favorite blogs to read are those that artfully craft a story of real life loving, laughing, and learning. Blogs like Antique Mommy and Big Mama.
I enjoy reading tips, too, don't get me wrong, but some days I barely have my own life figured out and I sure don't feel like I can competently dispense advice to anyone else.
So I stick with the kind of advice that everyone hopes they won't ever need.
And I suppose I should add a disclaimer somewhere that states it is a distinct possibility that reading this blog will be a complete waste of your time.
So... why do you come here? What are you looking for?