I found this fascinating quote today:
Good reading illuminates your writing. It enriches your work, gives it a compelling emotional and intellectual depth. That’s something you cannot pick up from reading emo blogs. See? I remember all this after all, but I pay it no heed.
writingtoexhale.com, Surefire – But Often Ignored – Trick to Superb Writing, Sep 2009
You should read the whole article.