Recently had a little chat about blogging with a better-known Blogger who resides in Egypt. I initiated the conversation by asking: how do you know what to post on your blog?
We discussed this for a bit and I complained that I did not want this blog to be a personal blog. He asked me why I didn’t and I responded by saying that there were too many people who might read this blog and read things I just didn’t want them to read.
He smiled and told me that he reads forsoothsayer’s blog and that it was quite entertaining… even though it’s a personal blog (implying, I believe, that having one wasn’t such a bad thing). I remember squinting for a second and then informing him that “I know ******* and I can’t write the way she does.” I then shrugged.
Later, I remembered when I first started a blog in May 2004. It was of a definitely more intimate nature than this one (not Forsoothsayer intimate though… I didn’t have the guts then), but I found it satisfying. I remember thinking: who the fuck would want to read this shit?
Now, I realize that blog content, a bit after starting out, is not as important as either 1. How you write your blog and 2. The satisfaction of someone else’s need of finding an ideological or emotional ally.
Having said that, I think The Forsoothsayer’s content kicks ass. Gamda ya Forsooth, mostly for having the guts to write about what I can’t!