We had a lively discussion at our writers club last night about the importance vrs non-importance of blogging for the general public to read. Some insist that it helps to build courage to get our writing out there while other argue that blogging is more for those who love to rant without guidelines from a larger body. Admittedly, I have never blogged and cannot see the sense of dumping my written thoughts and ideas into a jumbled pot of millions of bloggers who are trying to get attention. I have read dozens of blogger's posts to get some sort of idea of style, form and grammatical rules for blogging but, have found that anyone who owns a computer can put their blogs on sites for the world to read. I would say that 9 out of 10 bloggers fail to say anything that is of any value other than non-researched ideas or preferential rants that border on silliness. So, the question still remains, are blogs any benefit to would like to be published authors? Gloria.