My favorite blogs are by good writers. I look for and accumulate on my RSS reader blogs by people who are thoughtful and write very well. The same applies to op-ed columnists, and I read quite a few every day. Unlike these good writers that turn a good phrase, I struggle with writing. I can structure an essay fairly well and nail the grammar (usually), but my writing is not exciting and evocative. It takes me a long time to write each post on this blog and improve the writing to a point where I can at least publish it.