Some say it is the medium of the egotistical.
When you think about it...maybe they are right. Why would we expect people to take time out of their busy lives to read the mundane little tidbits that we have to offer.
On the other hand...having moved away from almost all of my family and friends, I'm so happy they have blogs. I see more pictures, I hear more stories...I actually AM interested in the mundate little tidbits they have to offer. And I figure that if I'm interested in what they have to say, perhaps they are interested in what I have to say.
Sure, I have to try my best to remember that anyone could read what I write and perhaps to think before I post (though I should really follow that advice in everyday life and think a little harder before I speak sometimes), but all in all, it works for me...most of the time anyway.
I'm not blogging to be cool or to be popular or to see how many readers I can amass (though I will admit to having that thought once). I am blogging to stay in touch. I am blogging because I like to think that maybe I'm still a part of the everyday lives of people even though I'm so far away.
I think it may be unfair to judge blogging and bloggers so harshly...my theory is: if you aren't interested, don't read it.