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I read a lot of blogs. Writing blogs, mommy blogs, decorating blogs, cooking blogs, and even gaming blogs.
They all have something in common though, they’re interesting.
Why are they interesting?
Well, some of them tell me things I didn’t know before, some of them are funny, and some of them just put me in a better mood.
Do you see what kind of blog is missing from there? The negative ones.
Now, I am not talking about the witty, sarcastic blogs that take the everyday and give us a different, hilarious perspective on the normal. Those blogs rock.
I’m talking about the whining blogs. More often than not they’re some mom down on life, hating the stay-at-home gig, complaining about her kids, her husband, or her latest anti-depressant medication.
What the hell is up with these blogs? Why do they exist, and how on earth do they have an audience.
Look, I’m not saying I’ve never been in a bad mood. Heck, I had a horrible week last week, and you didn’t see me taking it out here on my blog. (Now, I may have taken it out on a friend’s blog–but that was probably a mistake.) What I am saying is, why on earth would you want to air out your dirty laundry all over the internet for everyone to see? Why not keep that in a private journal you keep in the drawer of your night stand? (Or, if you prefer to type over hand write, then maybe a password protected blog.)
Those blogs never stay in my reader for long, and I almost never click through to comment.
How do they find an audience, and how do people write in them day in and out without letting all the sadness of the blog wear off on them? Aren’t those people worrying about losing their jobs are screwing up their families with blogs like that?