I've been pondering this question for quite some time. I voraciously read about 30 blogs and am continually searching for new ones. I love the insight I get into the lives of these people. I rarely, if ever, post, but I find myself referring to them in conversation with people in my "real" life. I frequently catch myself beginning a sentence with: "This woman/man's blog I read said ..."
So what has kept me (a professional writer) from jumping into the blogosphere long, long ago? In a word--my mother (okay two words). I don't think I can write with the required honesty of a good blog if there's a chance my mother would eventually read it. That's sad, and I probably need therapy I know, as I'm a 30-something mother with a house (sort of--that's a story for later) a husband and a great life. But it's the truth.
So I found a solution--an anonymous blog where I can write about whoever and whatever I want, without her or anyone else knowing.
You see, I want to be able to bitch about my friends and what they say and do. I want to complain about my husband when he pisses me off. And I want to admit that I skip mass once in awhile without sending my mother into a praying frenzy to save my soul from the fires of hell.
The pictures will be lacking (at least for awhile), which sucks I know. I love seeing photos of the bloggers I stalk. And maybe with time, I'll be comfortable posting a few. We'll see.
Who knows if anyone will even ever discover my blog. It may just be for me.
One thing I do promise my readers (again, even it's only moi) is that I will post frequently. I HATE blog lags. I also promise that you will probably find tons of grammatical errors, a lack of proper spelling and punctuation. I spend too much time professionally worrying about that stuff to meticulously comb this (which is supposed to be fun) for errors.
So there you go.
We'll see how it goes.