...or why I choose not to take advice from you.
I've been online since 1995 mostly because my husband is a computer guy. I've seen a lot of things change because of the Internet, but human nature remains basically the same. People are crows. They like their entertainment shiny, full of pretty pictures and just a dash of substance. I know this, yet I was surprised when I read a thread that suggested that text heavy blogs were not worth the time to revisit. We are, it seems a culture that loves to read... captions on photos.
I know folks who won't see a movie if it has "too much talking" or read anything more complex than People Magazine. Don't get me wrong, I flip through magazines and enjoy a good popcorn movie just as much as anyone, but I refuse to let that sort of thing be my sole source of information or entertainment. I am certainly not going to write to the lowest common denominator just to get more readers in a blog. This is my outlet, my little corner in cyberspace and I'll write how I want to! Read it or not, that's your choice.
Now, I know a lot of folks blog for the sole purpose of advertising themselves, their business or just to gain a small degree of fame. Those folks need to listen to the public and learn to be shiny in order to make that work for them. I would never fault someone for working within the system, that's just not my thing. I will definitely try to write things worth reading, full of substance and hopefully interesting. I'm certain to add a few shiny pictures when it serves my purpose, but never for the sole purpose of attracting crows(or buyers).
What did your mother always tell you? If they don't like you for who you are, then they aren't worth having as friends anyway.