I think the author of the blog I read is right. (I mean, there are some pretty stupid blogs out there, let's face it.)
Then, I started thinking. Do I know what I hope to achieve with my blog? Is it for writers? Is it for readers? Is it because I enjoy the sound of my own typing?
Because some days, my posting is sheer, spot-on brilliance... and other days I fumble around saying profound things such as "I can see Russia from my backyard. You betcha!". Why do I do it anyway? Because I want to, and because I can. I love crafting fun, snarky little posts and I'm probably the person who visits my site most on blog days, just to enjoy my own witticisms. I know that most of the people who drop by never comment (because I get reports, lurkers!), but I enjoy chatting with the few brave souls who do comment.
I figured out why I blog. I do it for the fun of it. If I learn something along the way, or teach someone something (odds aren't likely), then that's gravy. But, what I really want to do is make you smile.
True? Without a doubt.
There's enough doom and gloom in this world to go around. Me, I'd like to spread a little cheer. If you're having a crappy morning, if you spilled berry smoothie all over your front hallway on the way to work, if you hate your new, smarmy boss, if your editor is making you insane, then hopefully, for just a few moments, you can open this blog and have a laugh. So, that's my goal. And I don't care if it reaches five thousand people, or just five, as long as it reaches them.
And, you know what?
I'm good with that.