A reader had commented on my recent post, “Personal blogs and how I write mine“:
I used to find your blog writings interesting but I must say for awhile now, it has been lacking a certain “oomph”. You seem to be preaching too much and telling your readers what to do/write/blog, it has lost that personal touch that you talk so much about. Now ordinarily I wouldnt comment, as the rule goes, if you dont like what you read, then move on and just dont read it, but since you asked, I hope you appreciate this sincere comment.
I never thought that I would come across as “preaching”. I merely wanted to share tips and things that I’ve learnt about blogging and life in general with my readers. As for lacking that personal touch, I really didn’t expect this. How much more personal can I get when I blog about losing a friend through blogging? 😉
I can understand the lack of a personal touch when I share links to interesting stuff on the net but that’s only done maybe 2-3 times a week, max.
I’ve talked about my sex life (or lack thereof!), and my life as a single man many many times, and will continue to do so. I know I haven’t talked much about my past recently but I thought that was well-covered already. Some of those posts are in the sidebar under “Facets of Me”.
As for being mediocre sometimes, it happens and I know it myself. Trying to think of words to chain up together in interesting and coherent sentences once a day, every day does drain my creativity a little. And on top of that, I try to balance my blogging with my “real” life – which is a good source of writing material by the way (stop preaching!).
So here’s another question to my readers, what else can I do to inject more of me into this blog and make it less sucky? Or do you feel that things are just fine and dandy as they are? Being so intimately connected with my blog, it does take people other than myself to see its shortcomings.
Fire away! And thank you for being honest. 🙂