So, the other day when I was catching up on blog reading, I came across a post in which the blogger raised questions about "the blogger's voice." Her questions and remarks, then the onslaught on subsequent comments (some of them NOT so nice) caused me to think a little about my "voice." I think that people who read my blog and know me personally would say that what you read is all me...pure and simple. I'm not putting on airs or creating some kind of fantasy world. I like what I like....don't like what I don't like...and don't much care if people agree with me or not, although I believe that most of my blog friends DO agree (or at least amused) or they wouldn't be reading. In turn, I tend to read those with which I identify the most.
I also enjoy "style" blogs and a few off the wall ones. Awkward Family Photos never ceases to amuse me. I like recipe blogs. I like design blogs. I'm not opposed to some gossip thrown in here or there. I like blogs that inspire. It's hunky dory if the blogger has created some kind of fantasy world as long as I like what I read.
I don't like blogs where there is a lot of profanity. I might throw out a "hells bells" or a "tinkers damn" once in a blue moon, but that's where I draw the line. I dropped several blogs from my reader back during the 2008 election when uninformed people from BOTH parties started slinging a bunch of baloney around and about. I'm a respecter of opinions, but not if the other person doesn't respect mine as well.
I don't like blogs that are routinely negative...we all have bad days now and then, but some people seem to have ALL bad days. I read a quote the other day...can't remember who it was but it might have been Abraham Lincoln..."Most people are about as happy as they make up their minds to be." Ain't that the truth?
In short...my opinion is that everybody has a right to blog what they want to blog the way they want to blog it and I have a right to choose whether or not I want to read it. Neither party owes the other any apologies.
SO...at the risk of opening up a can or worms...what do you think? What are your favorite kinds of blogs? Do certain catch phrases that bloggers might take on as a gimmick bug you?
Let's also declare this a "de-lurker" post. Humor me please....reveal yourselves and SHARE!