I recently reorganized my "favorites" list in Internet Explorer, moving some blogs up, some down, and some out.
As I did, I began analyzing why I made the moves. Yes, of course the ones who have a Dave's Window link are automatically the first ones I visit daily... but anyway. I never really thought about why I look forward to certain blogs more than others. I think I figured it out.
There are some blogs which are understood to be fiction, an outlet for creative writing... those are some of my favorites. Others are straight from the heart and real, I like those too. Some are editorial opinion pieces, political and otherwise. Great! Love 'em.
The ones I moved down or off my list are the ones that set off my bullshit detector. It's fairly easy to sense authenticity, and although some of them are very creative, (some really funny shit) they just don't feel genuine.
I'm not the perfect blogger, sometimes I "hang it out there" a little too much... and truly I'm not HALF the writer that (I started to list my favorites here, but there are too many) some of my 'net friends are.
But what you get here is not contrived. Some is fiction, some is real. It's all me, though.