I am a technical writer by profession. I have been doing it for nearly 20 years. This means I write technical documents for people; you know those manuals you get with your software programs that you never read. In my case, I write for a very technical audience, so I am a technical person talking to a technical person. This means that I am not use to writing for the average person. So, why do I bring this up? Well, I might not be able to write for the average person very well (yet), but you think I would be able to easily come up with ideas on what to write and then just spit it out as fast as I can type, right? Well, it isn’t true.
Some of my friends have a blog and it’s fun to keep up with what they are doing with hardly any effort at all. Well, as I was going through posts the other day, it hit me that most of my friends that have blogs, and maintain them (this is a key requirement), have them for one of two main reasons: to promote a business or to post pictures of their young children. The ones that don’t fall into one of these two categories usually only post like once or twice a year, if that often. The fact that my blogging friends’ blogs (wow, that sounds odd) fit so neatly into two categories got me thinking about the types of friends I have. I realized that I have a narrow set of friends.