How many blogs do you read in a week? Me? Not a doggone one. That’s why, as I’m writing this, I’m wondering what the heck’s the point? Does anyone really read blogs anymore? Wouldn’t they be more interested in a short vid of me doing something stupid—which would be an ordinary day—than read about it?

Although it’s true that vids get more hits than blogs—unless you’re a controversial blog, and that I’m not. I don’t think so anyway. I try to stay away from things that might send folks into a tale spin. You know, religion, government—(it sucks by the way) and anything that can be construed as politically incorrect. That being the case, I have to ask . . . what the hell is left?

Isn’t a blog supposed to contribute something to society? Even if it’s a laugh, something thought provoking, something that teaches? If that’s the case, the what the heck am I doing writing a blog. Most of mine are either based off my opinion, which is just that…my opinion, or it’s a story about something that happened to me. I think people have better things to do in life than hear by bullshit. Really.

If you do read blogs, which do you read? Why do you read them?

Now, ya see, I’ve written those questions knowing full well that I won’t get one response to them. Folks might read what I have to say just to find out what kind of trouble I might be getting into lately, but respond, rarely. Makes ya feel kinda like you’re talking to yourself.

So much so, in fact, that I’m going to put out this offer than will probably just float right by some folks. I’ve picked a number from 1 to 50. Have written it down and pasted it to my computer. If you respond to the questions in this blog and wind up being the number responder that I picked, I’ll send you a free mini ipad.

Nope. Not kidding. An honest to goodness free mini ipad. No strings attached. You don’t have to buy any of my books or download any of my mp3. You simply have to be the number responder that’s tapped to my computer. J

So here we are. . . . one, two, three—go!

12 Comments

  1. bj haggerty on September 16, 2016 at 2:07 pm

    i read your blogs religiously but agree in that i do not respond. i do love the podcast bigtime!

    • Deborah LeBlanc on September 16, 2016 at 2:31 pm

      Thanks, my brother!

  2. Colleen Van Sant on September 17, 2016 at 7:02 pm

    I read them but do not often reply. I love your books.

    • Deborah LeBlanc on September 17, 2016 at 7:52 pm

      Thanks, Colleen! 🙂

      • Deborah LeBlanc on September 20, 2016 at 7:50 am

        So true, Sheila. Movie and book reviews on vid is a great idea!

  3. Sheila English on September 20, 2016 at 1:07 am

    I read blogs if I feel like I get something out of them, if I already know and like the person or if the personality of the blog is something I enjoy.
    I would love to see you do movie reviews of scary or suspenseful movies. I get something out of that and feel you’re an expert on that kind of material.
    I know sarcastic blogs and controversial blogs get read more and I think part of the reason for that is that people want their own voice to be heard and this gives them a venue for it. Say something horrible and people LOVE to respond and be heard and have others agree with them. That’s just my 2 cents.

  4. Bethie on September 20, 2016 at 3:15 pm

    I read blogs when someone has given me the blogger’s name or writes in a genre I like. I like to read different ideas, even if I don’t agree with them, but I don’t stay on those that are derogatory to any person or opinion.
    Do your books follow any certain order or can I just randomly pick one and start there?

    • Deborah LeBlanc on September 21, 2016 at 4:18 pm

      Hi Bethie,
      You can simply pick one up and start anywhere. 🙂
      Thanks for writing.
      deb

  5. Lisa Morton on September 21, 2016 at 3:48 pm

    I read your blogs because I like knowing what’s going on with you! <3

    • Deborah LeBlanc on September 21, 2016 at 4:18 pm

      Great seeing you here, Lisa!
      deb

  6. Alison Holt on September 21, 2016 at 8:50 pm

    I used to write a blog, and like you, ended up asking myself why I write them. What do I have to say that anyone would really want to hear? I read a couple of blogs, mostly those written by people who are successful in the Indie writing field. I also enjoy “how to” blogs, such as ones on restoring vintage campers or gardening and such, and some on finance.

    I enjoy your ghost hunting 101. I have a farmhouse in Va that was built in 1905, and I’ve had some really interesting stuff happen. Anyway, don’t get discouraged. People do read and listen, we just don’t comment very often 🙂 I’ll try to remedy that…

    • Deborah LeBlanc on September 22, 2016 at 6:51 am

      Thanks for responding, Alison 🙂

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