So last week I didn't participate in any of my usual memes. Oh, I guess I did one that just fit in with what I was blogging about anyway. I noticed:
I didn't miss it a whole lot.
I didn't visit as many blogs as I usually do. Just the ones in my reader, no new ones. I didn't go to the memes since I didn't post.
Traffic is way down (not to say it was ever high), but comments are mostly up.
My house is a little cleaner.
My laundry is a little more caught up.
Memes are fun. They give something to write about for those of us who like to write but don't always have anything to say. They bring people to the blog, but those people don't always come back.
It's fun to see the sitemeter numbers go up. Not so fun when they go back down. I'll admit that. But I like it that people are talking back to me more. So keep talking!
Why do you blog? Is it in the hope of becoming well-known, or making money, or promoting a cause, or simply as a venue for writing? They are all valid reasons. Tell me about your blogging philosophy. If you read blogs but don't have one yourself, what stops you from jumping in?