As Literary Lab eloquently puts it: "you're just another person with a blog, and we all have blogs and it's nothing special. What is special is writing a good book." Which then begs the question: why do we blog? I blog because it keeps my otherwise unstructured life on a schedule and gives me focus. I blog because I love being part of a community of writers and readers. I blog because it gives me a low-pressure venue for my writing.
Who cares if we blog? Clearly, we're here because we do care, because the blogosphere gives us something of value, whether it be simply a procrastination tool during a dull workday or something more. So now I turn this question to the blog authors out there: why do you blog and why do you read blogs?