And if you write a blog it's really important to know what these general reader motivations are because then you'll be much better at giving them what they want. You'll gain an appreciative and loyal audience in a much shorter space of time as a result. And that's definitely something to aim for -- particularly if you intend to make money from your blog.
I've really noticed this difference in readerships because I blog about different subjects. Politics is the subject of a couple of my blogs. Not surprisingly, blog readers in this niche are seeking people's opinions. So that's what you should focus on. There's certainly a large audience out there, and it's quite easy to get readers. You just have to give your take on current events in a clear, thoughtful manner and you'll draw a solid audience before too long.
The blogging about blogging niche, which this blog is in, is very different however. Sure, you can write your opinions. And it's a good idea to throw them in from time to time. But the overwhelming reason people read blogs in this niche is to find tips and techniques that they can use on their blogs, usually to bring more targeted traffic to them.
For this reason, whenever I write in this niche I always ask myself whether the post I'm creating is useful to readers. And hopefully this was exactly that!