The problem with this blog is that it’s never really had a purpose. The best blogs are always set up for some kind of reason. Maybe they have an interesting job, or they want to bring attention some kind of political issue. This blog has none of that. It’s just a toilet for my poo (words). And that gets to me sometimes.
Now this is dangerous: whenever I’ve asked people what I should write on my blog, everbody says, “just write what you want — it’s your blog.” That’s fine if only two people read my blog as was the case in the good old days. But it’s a bit off-putting to write something knowing that a few people are going to read it.
This blog has evolved uneasily over time. In the coming week I will write a bit more about what will happen to this blog in the future. But first I have a couple of questions to ask you. I’ve installed the poll plugin especially for this, so make sure you answer them!
A couple of recent trends. Firstly, the number of Formula 1 posts I make has grown and grown, often at the expense of other subjects. Look at my blog at the moment and you might think that my only interests were Formula 1 and Facebook!
Fair enough, you might say. I like F1, so I’m going to write about it. But the thing is that either you are interested in F1 or you aren’t. That’s unlike just about everything else I write about on this blog, which I hope at least has the potential to interest a broad range of people. And I know that a lot of you lot don’t like F1, because some of you have told me so!
So I think it’s time to consider setting up a separate blog for my F1 posts. There would be some disadvantages to this. The first big disadvantage would be that not everything that I write will appear here any more — but that would hardly be a new development because I already have three or four blogs whether you know it or not! The other disadvantage would be that setting up a separate F1 blog could potentially seem as though I’m trying to pass myself off as some kind of authority on the subject, which is blatently not true.
The other big recent trend recently is that the amount of posts I’ve written about my day-to-day life (as opposed to my personal opinions, which there are still plenty of) has fallen to almost zero. This is kind of related to that Facebook thing aswell. The more people who read my blog, the less about my life I can write.
The thing is, I do have the LiveJournal for posts like that, but I have even neglected that in this summer state of limbo. Often I think, screw it — “loads of popular bloggers write personal posts, so why can’t I?” Well here’s the reason why I don’t: I’m scared that you’ll find it boring.
So here we go. A question. Answer ‘yes’ for personal posts here; answer ‘no’ for personal posts on the LiveJournal. And if you answer ‘yes’ and this blog becomes a giant snooze-fest, you’ll only have yourselves to blame. 😛
Update: Right, I’ve had to change the plugin I was using, and this new plugin only allows me to have one poll going at a time! So that’s why the options are more complicated than the simple ‘yes’ / ‘no’ questions I was wanting. I’ll keep it in the sidebar of the front page for a couple of days.