I am not a blog enthusiast.
I would say it’s because after I’m finished reading the 4 billion books/articles/plays I need to get through for my classes the last thing I want to do is go online and read a blog, but that’s probably not true. Even if I didn’t have any mandatory reading to do, my leisure reading would not consist of blogs.
The one exception to this rule, however, is The Bloggess.
Jenny Lawson (AKA “The Bloggess”) is weird and quirky in the best of ways. Her blog is successful primarily because she’s so relatable: she isn’t afraid to hide the fact that her anxiety or depression is ruining her day, she posts pictures of herself and her family without it being annoying, and she asks the audience to help her solve debates between her and her husband Victor about if eating powdered sugar makes your mouth feel cold.
Because of this, Jenny has an incredible relationship with her audience, who could either be young or old, male or female, but are certainly just as lovably quirky as she. Jenny responds to audience comments, she asks them silly questions in polls, and many of her posts seem intentionally written so that, just in case someone in the audience needs it, there’s something to make them smile on a bad day.
For me, that makes her blog worth reading.