Why Do You Read Blogs? by Debra H. Goldstein

Why Do You Read Blogs? by Debra
H. Goldstein

In the past, I’ve written about the reasons I write blogs.
Some include interacting with readers, hoping to attract new readers, sharing
my thoughts in a forum that reaches more people than journaling would, and
because I enjoy it.

I also subscribe to several blogs and read them religiously
for their humor, insight, or because I like the people who write them. At this
point, I keep telling myself that I shouldn’t sign up for another blog, but I
feel an obligation to follow friends or people who interest me. Of course, if
they tend to be too longwinded, I merely glance at the heading and hit delete
(do you ever do that?).


To me, the soft spot for a blog is 300-500 words. Just
enough to take in immediately. Just enough to make one major point that the
reader should leave with. Although a lot of bloggers do giveaways or share
personal tidbits, that’s not why I follow them (okay, maybe for the personal
tidbits. Let’s be honest, I also read People magazine and TV Guide from cover
to cover).


Why do you read blogs? Why do you follow this specific
blog? Leave a comment for a chance to win a copy of my new Sarah Blair mystery,
Four Cuts Too Many (mass market or e-book, but U.S. only). I’ll look forward to
reading your answers.

21 replies
  1. Kathryn Lane
    Kathryn Lane says:

    Debra, I'd LOVE to win a copy of "Four Cuts Too Many"! However, I follow a couple of your blogs and read them for their content and the humor you sometimes include!

    • Debra H. Goldstein
      Debra H. Goldstein says:

      And I read yours for the adventures and travel, plus the tidbits about you, they reflect. Thanks for leaving a comment.

  2. Saralyn
    Saralyn says:

    I love learning from The Stiletto Gang. The blogposts are always entertaining, diverse, and enlightening. And I don't stop reading after the headings–I ride till the last stop.

    • Debra H. Goldstein
      Debra H. Goldstein says:

      You are a better reader than many — if the blog proves to be too long :). I agree that The Stiletto Gang posts are diverse and entertaining, but that isn't always true of some of the blogs I follow.

  3. Lizz
    Lizz says:

    I love to read blogs, and I have a few that I read regularly. I have a favorite blog list, here, on Blogspot. I also have one on WordPress.

    • Debra H. Goldstein
      Debra H. Goldstein says:

      Literary Lizz… Couldn't help myself — had to see which blogs are some of your favorites …. I think our minds work the same way as I follow many of the same ones.

  4. Donnell Ann Bell
    Donnell Ann Bell says:

    Debra, with my limited time, I read blogs I can count on. I've been impressed with the intelligent as well as fun posts I come across on Stiletto Gang. I would love to read Four Cuts Too Many

    • Debra H. Goldstein
      Debra H. Goldstein says:

      I think you've nailed the diversity and what's behind it on the Stiletto Gang. Following blogs we can count on became important as the existence of blogs mushroomed.

  5. Gay Yellen
    Gay Yellen says:

    I read different blogs for different reasons. Sometimes because I know and respect a writer, sometimes to learn more about the business side of publishing. And I'm thrilled to be amember of this Stiletto Gang blog, where the topics can range from the personal to the literary.

  6. Barbara Kyle
    Barbara Kyle says:

    I love the Stiletto Gang blog for its camaraderie, and was a fan even before I joined it as a member! (Now, I just wish your giveaway offer extended to us nice Canadians 🙂

  7. Debra H. Goldstein
    Debra H. Goldstein says:

    We'll let you come back to Alabama and I'll gift you some books. Canada isn't as bad as some countries because one can try to go through Amazon CA, but I have shipped books to places where the price of delivery was 3 x the book's value or there was no way I could purchase and send the individual a copy. The balance of this blog, because everyone is diverse, is what makes it work so well.

  8. T.K. Thorne
    T.K. Thorne says:

    Keeping up with with Stiletto Gang blogs is about all I can hande, but everyone has such interesting things to say! I'm proud to be one and to be honest, it keeps me writing posts to have this commitment.

    • Debra H. Goldstein
      Debra H. Goldstein says:

      The obligation really helps…. Plus everyone brings different topics to the table.

  9. Pam Hopkins
    Pam Hopkins says:

    Debra, I read your blog because I like the way you write. I enjoy reading that which you share.

  10. Debra H. Goldstein
    Debra H. Goldstein says:

    The winner of Four Cuts Too Many is Lizz. Look for an email telling you how to contact me directly with your info.

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