I am not sure why, but I have always found this topic a taboo. More than a taboo, its more like jinxed or a topic which should not be discussed.
When I started writing this blog, this was mere vent to that side of me which was not meant to be seen by other people. It was just a way of letting out all the hidden feelings. After a couple of months I realized how much I had to say. More than that, a comment here and there, by the people I knew, kind of stimulated the thought process. This exposed the advantages of having readers, more importantly knowledgeable and vocal readers.
I have been posting about how good discussions are for learning and information sharing. More than the knowledge its the perspective people can bring into you, people from various countries, various parts of your country, even various people you know personally. They can trigger amazing thoughts.
In last few months of my experience in blogs-o-sphere, I have had many kinds of readers, readers who do not want to comment nor let me know that they do follow my blog, people who visit the blog by accident, stumbling across this one from google while searching for something, few people who visit the blog once give out a nice comment and never return back, people who visit and comment very often for a period and never come back, People who regularly follow the blog but comment once in a while, so many kinds. Again it boils down to the personal choice.
Coming back to the dilemma, whats the correct way to go. Is it correct for you to expect a reader community who follow and discuss what you write?. does it really not matter who reads , its just that you need to write what you feel like?, Do the blogs need to be a one way written communication? Do they need to be a two way exchange of ideas and thoughts?. Wish I could know the answer.