A couple of weeks before Christmas I had a comment on my blog from a complete stranger which said “I like this blog, it’s summat different”. So – as you do – I clicked through to see who this person was. It turned out to be Steve. He had found me completely at random by clicking on “United Kingdom” on his profile page. For some reason, out of the 480,000 blogs that this action threw out, he chose mine and is one of my regular followers and commenters and I am one of his.. But why? Why would a 25 year old, single guy, who likes to go out and get ratted and have a fight, who plays the field with the ladies and works for a radio station decide he wants to follow the blog of a 40 year old, married woman with 1 dog, who is tee-total, works (very) part-time for her husband and is obsessed with knitting and The Mighty Boosh?
I then joined Twitter last week and have gained another completely random follower in Barry Newsdesk, a redundant media salesman with ambitions to be a journalist, and a big gripe against Sky installers.
So my question to you today is, what is it that attracts you to a completely random person’s blog? I don’t mean ones where you have a common interest or hobby, but those where you have nothing in common at all.