I spent a day last week at Blogcamp in London, meeting lots of lovely bloggers and listening to interesting and enlightening speakers. I learned a lot about Stumbled Upon, which is something I've long wondered about and I heard something that has been running back and forth in my mind ever since.
The thinking goes that you have to have strong opinions on subjects to create discussion and interaction with readers. Put simply, I slag off a celeb and then I get comments (often obnoxious comments) from people who don't like what I have to say. It's the same principle as drama requiring conflict.
But I don't think that's me.
My posts are about beauty, interiors, travel - fluffy stuff that is hardly likely to earn me hate mail. My posts on family or horses or cooking are, I hope, informative perhaps even witty sometimes, but again I don't go out of my way to annoy people or invite negative comments.
Which means, according to the speaker and ensuing debate at Blogcamp last week, that my blog is boring.
I don't agree.
I like it and I hope you do too.
There's enough animosity in the world without my throwing my two-penneth in just for the sake of it. If I have something to rant about, well that's different, but I'm not going to create a pretend argument just to get in an argument.