Maybe it’s that I’m being affected by the Reader (and especially by Freshly Pressed): visiting that large grid of impressive and interesting sites, the first thing that strikes me today is that they’re tagged by TOPIC.
Have I committed the first and most dangerous sin in blogsville – of maintaining a site that cannot be classified?
I believe I have.
In fact, I’m obliged to admit that I have.
Having just gone into ‘Edit blogs I follow’ to check them all, I do find one or two that are roughly as unfocused as this one – but they comprise a very small percentage of my overall list.
It’s alarming to realise that I’ve only just taken into it account: all the blogs I follow – which are LEGION! – can be categorised:
- politics (left-wing)
- photography (from a variety of countries)
- humour (of all kinds)
- beauty all around (not in the mirror!)
- travel – well, people in other places, really
When I started out, I created my About page so as not to attempt to pull the wool over anyone’s eyes: I’m blogging as an effort to promote my book amongst thoughtful people. But one cannot actually write posts about that! – why, even I’d become bored after the second day in succession!
I’ve been doing my best to try to come up with a topic my blog could be listed under, without success. Basically, what I’m doing is posting things that I hope will provide entertainment in one way or another – yes, even when I’m raging about the current government Downunder (don’t get me started!) … and this is, in itself, a methodology guaranteed to result in a hotchpotch of material.
So. Consider this post a cry for help, if you will: a request for reader input on the matter of a blog’s needing to be focused – or not.
As some themes’ Comments ask: “what say you?” …
Coupla days later:
OK, I give in. Several have indicated that they like the post, and I am very happy with that. However, only one person – whom I am proud to out as one of my sisters (both of whom live a long way away from me, in different places) – has actually offered a constructive suggestion. So. What to learn from this …?
Is there something about the way I write that makes you feel too timid to suggest anything? Do I seem to loom over you like a threatening old codger, daring you to open your mouths? I really, really hope not: because although I am certainly no longer youthful, I have in fact grown a tad more mellow! [grin]
So this is you last chance – in truth, my last chance – for you to tell me what you think. Because, believe me, I do want to know! :-)