I’ve been reading a lot more blogs lately.
If your blog exists primarily to sell something, I do not enjoy it. Now, say you have a blog that has built a relationship with readers over a long period of time, and you decide to use an entry or two on that blog to sell photos you’ve taken, books you’ve written or scarves you’ve knit. No biggie. But if the entire point of your blog–more than 90% of the entries–are about books, photos or scarves for sale it’s not really a weblog, per se. It’s an ad campaign. Nothing wrong with that in and of itself, this being a free country and all. I just don’t enjoy it.
If your blog is full of yellow journalistic turns of phrase, using words like Dhimmicrat and Rethuglican, and constantly talking about half this country as though they’re less than animals I don’t enjoy it.