My Blog, Or Is It?

I wanted to thank everyone who read, and especially commented on, my My Blog, My Rules post a couple weeks ago.  It's nice to know that people care, and even better to know that they appreciate what I've done.  And apologies to Charlie for the firestorm.

So is this my blog?  Or is it everyone's site, and I'm the only one that can directly start new conversations?  It's public and the comment form is available to all, so the latter seems an apt description.  Weblog implies a log of something on the web, not necessarily any sort of community foundation, but that's really what a blog is.  I don't know how I feel about that.

I want an engaged audience, I want vibrant discussions, but I don't want an obligation.  But it seems unfair to want that pairing, because what's in it for that audience?

Thanks for being part of that audience, even the silent ones.

One response to “My Blog, Or Is It?”

  1. Chris Phillips

    I understand you're feeling of obligation.

    However, on the other hand, I don't have any expectations that would match or fuel that feeling.

    I have your blog's RSS in Reader. When you write something, that's great. I'm always interested to hear what's up with Barney. But, if you didn't post for 2 months, you wouldn't hear me complain. Life can be very demanding. We both have stressful tech jobs and a wife and two kids on top of that.

    So, for my part, I say: write when you have the time and inclination. And I sincerely hope (and suspect) that no one will say any different.