I’ve learned that’s not true.
I figured only writers and close friends would be interested in my blog, but I get comments from people I’ve only met once and don’t care about writing at all. It’s flattering!
Once I posted a video with music, and an hour later, I heard someone at work humming the song.
Since so many people can and do see what I say, I try to keep it classy, but the one time I mentioned someone in a way that might not be appreciated, I got busted.
It was on my Marquee Names article. I figured I kept the reference vague enough for no one to make the connection. She had no interest in writing, and even if she did, she wouldn’t have enough interest in me to read my blog. And what were the odds this one person would read the one post where I mentioned her?
Come to find out, she loves writing, she does read my blog, she saw that post, she recognized I was talking about her, and she approached me about it.
She’s probably reading this now. (Hello, how’s work going?)
Luckily, she didn’t mind. She just said, “I saw you mentioned me on your blog today.” Whew! So now I’ll be more careful
Here’s another piece of blogging advice. I’ve read countless articles where people promise to do something, don't do it, and apologize. I’ve also read countless apologies from bloggers who didn't post as often as they thought they should.