I am rapidly becoming a blogging addict, and the Hump Day Hmm over at http://theartfulflower.blogspot.com/ has become a major factor in that.
This week's hump day hmm is whether or not other people should be fodder for blogs. For me, blogging is sort of like a journal. Only the posts that I would keep most private aren't posted. My everyday happenings and the people I come into contact with are part of my life. I feel that people are the most important thing. If we can't blog about people (not in a gossip sort of way, but a positive sort of way) then there is nothing truly of value to blog about. If we blog about politics, we are automatically blogging about other people. The people running for politics are automatically fodder for a political blog. If we are blogging about our home life, then the people in the home and the people around us automatically become fodder for the blog.
That said, we ought to try to respect others' privacy at the same time. If someone doesn't want to be mentioned, we could quite easily say something like, "My friend, or someone I know" to keep them out of problems with identity theft and such. However, in the end, the world is a world about people, run by people, and nothing happens in the world without affecting people. If we have a blog without any person's happenings besides our own, it becomes a very narrow point of view.