I could not have said this better. I once posted a paper I wrote for my graduates program. It was unedited academic dribble. Got way more hits than the stuff I really cared about. Trying to figure out what people will read will drive you nuts if you focus on it.
Writing a blog can be very fun and rewarding. I’ve learned a lot from the things I’ve written. I’ve had a blast with some of the more humorous posts that I’ve put up. I’ve even managed to be anointed at the Hater of NAT. After everything though, I’ve learned something very important about writing. For the most part, nobody cares.
Now, before you run to your keyboard and respond that you do indeed care, allow me to expound on that idea just a bit. I’ve written lots of different kinds of posts. I’ve talked about educational stuff, funny lists, and even activist posts trying to get unpopular policies changed. What I’ve found is that I can never count on something being popular. There are days when I sit down in front of my computer and start furiously typing away as if I’m going to change the world with the words…
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