I don't see any reason it shouldn't be credited as good, either; but applause is, in my opinion far too much for something as simple and self-involved as writing a blog. Interesting as it may be--and, when I read it, I very much enjoyed it--it is just something that's kinda cool about Ms. Palmer. She has a blog, like a lot of other people, interesting or no, and it's a good read, which isn't always the case with others. Cool, not amazing.
I don't mean to say it's an agenda; to be an agenda it'd have to be hidden behind a front, probably something like letting fans into your life, giving them more of yourself than just the music, or some other shitty excuse. Only, that it's just an apparent thing, and it is not something that would make a reasonable person say, "Wow, that's fantastic!" I don't see anything wrong with it, either; we feed ourselves, physically and mentally. Making yourself feel important, on a reasonable level, is fine. That's what blogs are, nigh invariably, about. Making yourself feel important. Noting your life and sharing it with others, putting it out there as if it's worth noting publicly. I'm not being cynical, just practical. It falls into the same category of giving to others, how everything we do is selfish. We give because, not only does it help, but it feels good to do so. Nothing wrong with it, it's just there. I only speak up about it when I think that it is misrepresented, or characterized as better than I perceive it to be.