I've been thinking a lot about this blog. Why I'm writing and why I should continue. A good reason to continue are all the fantastic people who come here to read. A good reason not to is because of the time it takes. Another reason to go on is that this is a lot of fun.
But I also think this blog needs to change. That's always scary, because if you change something you risk losing some readers, and not attract new ones, since it is very hard to get people to read anything.
I've realized that a newspaper or a blog or a show is like a friend. Most people have a limited amount of friends because they simply don't have time to spend on additional people. Same with newspapers and blogs. Most people don't even read the newspapers anymore. And if they read a blog, they may read two or three, but that's about it. It's simply too time consuming.
Sometimes my wife asks me "who has time to read any blog?"
And she's right. If you've got work and a family, reading a blog takes time away from a lot of other important things.
But a blog can also be like a good friend. It becomes a place to go to, and have another connection; a contact that doesn't require more than clicking on the computer.
But life goes on and our friends change. And I simply have this feeling that so should this blog. My feeling is that I shouldn't blog about whatever and do several entries per day. I should probably just do one entry and it should probably be a more personal one.
That's a scary thought, in a way, because sometimes it's just easier to put in a video or a TV clip or refer to a newsarticle. And while those things are all very interesting, they are not original. Well, of course the end result can be original, but they are still not original, original.
And I think this blog should be original.
I've tried a lot of stuff, different topics, different approaches, and I've learned some of what works. So I kind of know what I want to do with this blog. And I want to change it. Make it grow up a bit.
Of course, that's scary because, hey, it may not work out and there I'll be with eggs on my face. Then again, I think I can handle that.
Stay tuned. And as always, feel free to express yourself.