I started reading The Passage and so far I'm enjoying it. It's hard to read a book with so much hype surrounding it and it's not even released yet! I have some pretty high expectations already. Still it seems like a book that just can't fail from the reviews so far. Stay tuned for my feelings on it.
Lately, the book blogosphere is buzzing with talk about the dos and don'ts of blogging. And here's my take on it. Rules? There are no rules! A blog ain't no democracy. It's your space. You are the Queen/King of your own blog. The Master of Your Domain Name.
While it's nice to make your place comfy for visitors, in the end it's your home. Not everyone is going to like your Marmaduke of a dog or the cat that sits on people but would you get rid of them? No. There are people who will keep coming back because they like your conversation. Others will be content to wave from the sidewalk. That's their prerogative.
Keep writing the posts you want to write. Talk about whatever is on your mind. Post pics of your kids or cats if you want to. Gush about the book you're reading. Be mean. Be nice. Be honest. People can argue about what should or shouldn't be on a blog all they want but you'll drive yourself crazy trying to please others.
As Billy Joel once said, "Don't go changing to try and please me." Please yourself.