There is a marvelous quote that is often attributed to Eleanor Roosevelt, which goes as follows:
Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people.
I find these insightful words to be a guiding light when it comes to blogging (and life in general). When choosing a topic for a new post, one should take Mrs. Roosevelt’s advice to heart and focus on ideas. Events that tie into the greater scope of those ideas may also be worth sharing and commenting on; however discussing people per se is probably best left to gossip blogs.