There are two types of bloggers (there are two types of everything, depending on who is doing the classification, but just humor me):
1) Those who write to share their ideas, to foster legitimate discussion and encourage critical feedback
2) Assholes who want a captive audience that agrees with them, lest they delete negative comments
I am firmly in the first camp, even though I'm also an asshole. When I write stuff, I like to think whoever reads it gets some use out of it. If they think it sucks, I'd like them to say so in ye olde comments section of that particular post. Except for deleting spam, I'd never moderate anything. Idiots are easy enough to spot, and sometimes negative criticisms are accurate.
Some people, however, are completely incapable of dealing with criticism. When I read their blogs, it's obvious they have an axe to grind, and want nothing contrary said about their stupid opinions. And stupid opinions they are. Pretentious, stupid comments made as a matter-of-fact, shrouded in some sort of superior ability to discern the chaff from excellence. Nine times out of ten, they make disparaging, no, outright scurrilous, remarks about things, and nearly always their opinion differs from the masses. I think the common term for this is now "douchebag hipster", people who dislike what's popular simply because it's popular. I'm not an expert on aesthetics, having only had a couple graduate classes on the subject, but I am a dedicated student of classical philosophy and understand that many times things are appealing to a large group because they are objectively appealing. At least in whatever sense objectivity can be used to describe pleasing things.
For example, football is an extremely popular American sport (gridiron football for anyone dumb enough to think I'm talking about soccer). In fact, it is the most popular sport in the US and regularly leads television ratings in every single category. Game Seven of the World Series beat Sunday Night Football this year, but not by much. Anyway, football is watched by millions of people. Some of the Type-2 bloggers listed above, well, they hate football. They'll make posts about how much football sucks, how they think it's a stupid game, how dumb people must be for watching it. I'm never one to say anyone has to like watching football (you're missing out!), but the notion that hundreds of millions of people are idiots because they enjoy a game the blogger in question finds boring...that's just pretentious bullshit.
The comments thing, even worse. Post a comment that disputes their post, deleted! Or attacked then deleted. Why even have a fucking blog? Oh yeah, I almost forgot: to post crap for people to read and agree with. If you want to post useful information, why does it have to be laced with pseudo-tirades and come with some sort of condition, refraining from criticism? I get it, you're putting this shit out there for free, but look: if you put it on a blog, it is now open to public debate. If you don't like that, post it to a private blog or message board no one can see. I really don't understand the issue here, but yes I do...Type-2s are narcissistic. That's the only thing that makes any sense.
But really, to everyone blogging (especially me), the real conclusion is that NO ONE CARES. No one in the meaningful sense of the phrase. So what, a thousand people read your shit. That's statistically insignificant. Frank Mentzer told me the Red Box sold twelve million copies. Twelve fucking million. Most well-known authors don't sell that many books in toto in their lifetimes, much less one title. When he says shit, people do care because he's relevant. But bloggers...unless you're cranking out rpg titles with the same quality as the Red Box and selling millions, no one cares. No one gives a fuck, sorry. Pretending you only produce quality stuff that should be accepted and cherished, devoid of critique, that's why you're insignificant. Being criticized is the only way you will ever get better. And none of you are any good, obviously, or you'd leave the basement, cranking out blog posts, and start publishing legitimately. With a few exceptions. To all the guys who have actually published stuff and have sold it for dollars, well, kudos good sirs. At least you have the balls to put your work out there and have it deconstructed and analyzed in the most meaningful way possible. If anyone spends a buck on your product, you have succeeded. Say what you want about James Raggi (for instance), but when I read his blog I get the sense that he sincerely cares that people like his stuff. He seems to take criticism seriously and tries to improve. That's probably why he's making money off this hobby.
To reiterate: no one cares. If you want someone to care then start listening to the negativity. Take it seriously and try to improve your work. Or don't and be a pretentious dick who thinks everyone else is an idiot. Friends? Who needs 'em.