Re: [webloggerusergroup] Digest Number 49
> I'm curious what people look for in their "favorite"
> blogs. Is it long, written pieces? Short bursts of
> thoughts? Tons of links?
For me my friends page allows me to choose what I want to read on any particular day. I am most interested in what people have going on in their lives. I am not interested in re-hashing news stories unless the writer has something to add to the story...like his/her opionion or feeling on the subject. I am not interested in gossip or flaming other people.
I enjoy being able to select communities and get insight on specific subjects from groups of people. Most importantly, I enjoy diversity. I enjoy being able to look at the different possibilities on many subjects from many people.
At this point I should state that I am a LiveJournal user. A lot of people spend time to make their journals interesting looking, lord knows I do. My impression is that people their are more interested that you are reading their journal as opposed to looking at it to see how neat it is. I don't spend my time going to the 140 journals I read individually. I use my friends lists and various filters to get what I want for that day. I can choose to look at just the communities, a select group of friends, or all of my friends.
I am not so interested in the "I had a peanut butter sandwhich for lunch" posts as I am into the personal writing that helps me to feel connected to the world at large. I generally like it when people go somewhere special or visit a cool website to include a link. That way I can bookmark the information or enter it as a "memory" on my journal so I can go back to it later. I thoroughly enjoy what people share of their world, their art, their passion, their writing.
This is just my insight as to what weblogging, blogs, or journaling mean to me.
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