A little over a year ago, I wrote a post entitled A Blog About Blogging. In that post, I lamented the lack of responses 'we' were getting. I say we because my intention with this blog has never been to unilaterally dictate my thoughts to an audience, but rather for us all to raise interesting questions/topics and have a discussion about them. Additionally, I don't 'monetize' this site so it can be plainly and purely about the marketplace of thoughts and ideas.
However, responses rarely happen.
I've noticed the same phenomenon on the blogs of those who have much wider circles of contacts, and even the blogs of some fairly well-known national personalities. Additionally, I've commented on the blogs of those who seem to have like-minded worldviews and even then often don't get a response back from the blogger! It seems very odd to me.
So it has made me wonder lately about the feasiblility of having a bloggers blog.
Obviously, those who blog enjoy doing so. Many may just want to get information out about what their family is up to, or post some pictures. But others seem to want to have a discussion about various important topics. They enjoy give and take on debating issues.
What if there was a blog that was just made up of bloggers? Combine various like-minded bloggers into one site. Seek out those who feel similarly get them to trade unilateral control for greater interaction. I think that's what I've tried to do here by inviting everyone I know that I think may be interested to be an 'author' on this site.
On the Blog About Blogging, Will mentioned a theory he has about lack of commenting that's related to talk shows. He said a lot of
people listen, but very few (percentage-wise) call in. Maybe that's true. But I feel certain that there are those out there who, like me - and Steve, and maybe Micah - want to exchange thoughts and ideas in a convenient method like blogging. Not just getting their own ideas out there, but having interaction with others about the thoughts of the group.