I normally search on the internet for other blogs written by bed and breakfast owners. You can see some of the ones I like in the blog roll on the side panel of this website. The thing I notice in most of those blogs are how they promote the bed and breakfast which they own (makes sense -- I do it too) and they also talk about all the cool activities in their area and the "happenings". But the majority of them don't mention anything else. I want to hear some personal stuff so that I can get a feel for their lives as innkeepers. What about their pets? I want to know about their crazy Aunt Mabel who only visits during high season and won't leave (it happens -- a lot when you own a guest house).
Look at the list of featured blogs here: featured blogs on I love inns and you will see what I mean. Their blogs are all great. You will read about events that are featured near the inn's blog. Or perhaps about vacation specials this week (last minute savings etc). All the basic public relations and local information you could ever want. I want more...
Why do these other newsy blogs bother me? It's all about the blogosphere. I want to make a vast network of informative links between different bed and breakfast blogs featuring eclectic writings and just interesting stuff. Stuff we all want to read about.
So any of you out there that know about other innkeepers who are writing blogs that you find interesting please, please shoot me an email or make a comment here with the URL.