I find it something of a puzzle when I read all of the intimate details of some writer’s lives, spilled across the pages of their blogs.
To my mind a reader wants art and is interested in the process of that creation, but only up to a point.
When is enough enough, concerning the personal life of a writer? Does a reader really want to know what food a writer had for lunch?
Is t important to a reader, if the writer feels unwell or has writers block or any other problem. Health problems are a popular topic used by a number of writers and would be writers.
To my way of thinking there has to be a point where privacy takes over from art. If not are we attracting readers or those who are only interested in our daily lives?
If a writer blogs about an ailment or health issue, there is a serious risk of attracting a readership interested in the issues chronicled and not the expressive art form being advertised.
Those who want to read what a writer had for breakfast, are not true readers, but are instead people wishing to experience life through another person.
I wouldn’t expect my personal life would interest anyone who is engaged in living their own life. I write to express my ideas, thoughts and opinions and all from the perspective of my working day as a writer.