I read the books I do for enjoyment. I don't read them or write about them to promote them, though it seems like a little bonus if I help lead someone else to a book I enjoyed.
I blog, not so much to be read as to focus my own thoughts about my reading. I've been that way all my life. I think in writing. I don't fully formulate my thoughts unless I write them down.
Maybe some of the rest of you are like that too. For me to think something through, I have to write it down. Also, writing is among the most enjoyable things I do.
So that's what this blog is about, formulating my own thoughts. As I've gotten older, I find myself having to refresh my memory about something I read a while ago. My brief writings help me do that.
Every once in a while, it is good to remind myself what I am about. I'm not about having a lot of people read what I write. I'm not about trying to impress anybody (when I do that, I always fail). I'm about writing for myself, and if people happen to look in, they are always welcome. --Joe Barone.