I've been pondering this 'idea' (for lack of a better word) for some time now. I started thinking about it when reading discussions of self-publishing blogs and then after seeing another discussion about writing 'rules' on another forum. The question is, basically, do writers sometimes/often get too immersed in the writers' POV and forget what readers are concerned with/interested in? (And I'm not talking about spending too much time on the various forums ) For example, the self-publishing blogs (and I'm just using this as an example, because it could just as well be a commercially published author's blog). A writer was asked to guest blog on another SP's blog and it was considered a big deal, an addition to the writer's reputation. But I kept thinking, do readers really care? Do readers even know about that blog? Or does it matter to the readers if we outline or not? Does it matter to the reader how many revisions we go through - or when? Are critiques from other writers really better than critiques from readers? Are readers as critical/appreciative of covers as other writers? I just wonder at times if I'm worrying too much about the writer's world instead of what the readers want.