Average Jane is a wonderful, creative personal/idenity blog. It was a thrill for me to meet the the anything but "average" Jane last year at BlogHer.
Blogger Story Teller: Jane, Average Jane
I was first attracted to blogging because it's a great way to keep a journal of what I'm doing and thinking over time.
My very favorite thing about blogging isn't what I write - it's what my readers write and the blogs they like to read. I'm fascinated by the glimpses I get into so many other people's lives. Bloggers in my extended network have definitely influenced me to add books and movies to my Amazon wishlist, try products I'd never have considered, and even cook new foods. It's like having a huge new group of friends, most of whom I'll never meet in person.
I find that some of the most interesting blogs are those dealing with the writers' jobs. I read a lot of professional writers' blogs (naturally), but also blogs written by a waiter, a nightclub bouncer, and a cab driver. That doesn't even count all of the stay-at-home-mom blogs I enjoy, even though I work and don't have any kids.
I was thrilled to be able to attend BlogHer last year and I'll be going again this year. I can't wait to meet another big group of bloggers whose writing I enjoy.