I had this same response with Tivo. I had the same reaction to satellite radio. I did it with my iPhone. In each of the situations I had a response, see below, that, for me anyway, covered it. (See the second part of each to understand why I was fooling myself!)
-I have cable television why would I possible need Tivo. -- No, I didn't see that show, I was busy.
-Satellite radio? Really, what's the big deal? -- Howard Stern? No, he's not on in my market anymore.
-An iPhone? I already have a smart phone that lets me do everything I need. -- No I missed that meeting, see my phone didn't synch...
Fast forward a few years and now I have Tivo, Sirius/XM, an iPhone and a whole lot of other things that I, at the time, couldn't possibly have needed at the time. I, candidly, don't know how I did without them.
On top of this I also have a blog. I never thought I would be blogging, but now I can't imagine how I was able to write The Trust without a blog.
Since I've started this blog, I find I'm making myself write more frequently, I pay a more attention to things around me (I need ideas for the blog after all!!) and, it seems, the words all around are coming a bit more freely.
Now, I recognize I'm new to this world of blogging and at the present, I do have a feeling I'm blogging to the vastness of cyberspace, but the benefit far outweighs any burden.
Here are a few things I have learned so far that seem to be paying off and helping me encounter a few people along the way who are looking over what I have to say. A few have even returned with friends.
1 - First and foremost, I believe you should write what you know. I will likely write, among other things, about publishing with a smaller publisher because, this I know. Hopefully I will someday be able to blog about selling many vast thousands of books, but that will have to be a topic for a later date because right now, I know nothing about it, but to dream....
2 - Don't over blog. Two, maybe 3 blogs per week. However, be consistent. Too many and people get blog fatigue. To few and you'll have no readers.
3 - Compose concise blogs of perhaps no more than 400-600 words.
4 - It is also my goal to have something to say rather than just ranting - though a little ranting can be a good thing.
5 - I'm quickly learning that shameless promotion is a requirement. It's also a requirement to read the blogs of others. The benefit here is that I am learning a great deal and supporting the blogs of others. It also seems that bloggers are a supporting lot.
8 - Lastly, Have Fun!!!