This is a Guest Post by Ron Tuffin.
This is a question that all serious bloggers need to think about at some point. Most of the time when we blog, we want to touch people in some way. Career blogs are about teaching people the skills of their profession. Mom blogs connect parents together because of shared experience. Church or Faith-based blogs either promote the faith to non-believers or comfort and encourage believers.
There are many motivations for either consuming or creating content but the point is that you have one (or a few).
Recently I took a hiatus from reading blogs (I managed to squeeze in the time to write for my own). This hiatus was not something I chose to do, it was just that I did not have the time to go through my reader on a daily basis, and even when I did get some time, I could in no way read everything that came to my attention.
So when I had 10 minuets to read something I went to the blogs that where most engaging, right? The blogs that demanded my attention and my action were the ones that I went too first, right? The silly frivolous posts about a night with friends in a jacuzzi were skipped in favor of the more serious posts, right?