That being said, one of the things I found fascinating about your comments is that they indicated a very diverse readership! Some of you love the Charlie posts, some of you don't. (Thank you to the reader who pointed out that "It's like kids - you love your own but other people's aren't that interesting!") And, as I read through your favorite post topics and least favorite post topics, I remembered something that The Lady Okie blogged about recently: you don't read all of my posts and that's okay. She wrote, "No one can be interested in all the things... We have our likes and dislikes. It's what makes us who we are." If you go read her post, which I definitely recommend, you'll see the five types of posts she skips on even her favorite blogs plus 49 comments on the ones her readers skip. We all do it, and that's not a indication of a bad blog or a bad blogger! It just means that bloggers can't be all the things to all the people all the time.
So some of the most valuable comments were the ones explaining how the posts I write that aren't relevant to all of my readers - like the ones on running or planning a wedding - can be made appealing to a broader audience. You guys are pretty clever, aren't you? I really do consider myself lucky that I have you. Without further ado, then, let's find out who you are!
I like the stories about Jon's visa process, but I feel that since you're in DC now the blogs on what you did while expatriating (or processes that you went through) risk sounding a little dated. However, I do like when you discuss the differences between life there and life here.
I would love to hear more about the best places to eat/visit in DC. I don't make it into the city that often, and when I do I prefer to do things that aren't overflowing with tourists.
While I am in law school I am long-distance from my boyfriend of three years and I find it so comforting to hear how other people get through it.
I'm just not always as engaged with the posts about living or working abroad, or being in an LDR, because those things don't fit anywhere in my life right now, so it's hard for me to connect. However, I will still read the posts as entertainment, so I'm not saying stop writing them!
(regarding style posts) I'd read fashion blogs for this. I'm more interested in you.
I really like hearing your opinions on current issues. I know it can be a "touchy" subject sometimes, but it's something I really enjoy! I realize this may be hard to blog about, but I'm also very curious about your academic and job experiences.
Just want you to know that your post "I believe" made me feel like I'm not alone in my beliefs. If I could have high-fived you over the interwebs I totally would have. Well written and honest blogs are the reason I keep coming back.
You have a blog to share right? It makes me uncomfortable when you make a big deal about not sharing something to make someone else comfortable. Just don't and don't say why. Own it!
I think your content is appropriate as long as you're still in your own comfort zone. I always assume if a blogger omits information, its on purpose, and not my place to pry.
(In case you're curious, you can find my 2012 survey here)