I have begun to think of blogging like talk radio.
I love talk radio.
It is great to tune into to a show daily and hear the host speak about a variety of topics. My favourite talk shows don’t carve out a niche. They explore a vast array of topics. And this is important.
I don’t normally care what topic my favourite hosts put on their shows. That’s not why I tune in. I tune in because of their personality. I tune in because of the way they handle the discussion. I tune in because it is comforting to hear them. I think blogs are like this as well.
I visit blogs regularly because it feels like I have a connection to the author. I like to join in on the discussion. I like to hear their take on issues. I like being exposed to topics and discussions that I wouldn’t otherwise be interested in.
This is why I don’t think blogs need to be limited in focus. Yet, I see things written all the time that say we need to identify our audience and write for them. I don’t believe in this.
I think as authors we needs to write primarily for ourselves. We need to write with passion, we need to be open and honest in our writings, and we need to foster discussion by replying to comments with respect. If we do all of this, then we are a lot like radio talk show hosts.
So come on tune in to my show every weekday. I will be here discussing things that may concern you, things you might not have thought about, and things you probably should think about.
Agree with me, disagree with me, it doesn’t matter. Join the discussion. I look forward to hearing from you as much as you do reading me. Without your readership and comments this blog wouldn’t work. We are in this together.
Thanks for joining Silent Cacophony, the Chase March show.