Well howdy, partner.
You know, these blogs is funny things. Really, no matter what the topic, blogs are by nature self-centered. Either you treat a blog like a journal, in which case it’s entirely self-centered; or you use it to wax philosophical about whatever topic or cause is especially near and dear to your heart.
The really tough thing about blogging, I’m finding, is how to keep the focus on your interests–which is the point, after all–but present them in such a way as to grab the attention of folks who may not share your brand of weirdness. Because another aspect of blogging that’s the same for everyone who does it is its public (or at least semi-public) nature. If we genuinely didn’t want anyone to read our thoughts, we could keep them offline, or handwrite them. We all want to get into conversations about the stuff we dig. We want to weigh in on related issues and have some kind of presence (however minimal) in the community of fans or gardeners or political activists or whatever.
I am certainly no exception. I definitely enjoy all this more when there’s some kind of dialogue. But I’ve been looking over my stats lately, and while I’m up to an improbable 31 followers (counting Twitter), I’m not really getting as much traffic/comments as I’d like. I try to scoot around to other folks’ blogs and leave comments and likes, but thus far it hasn’t generated a whole lot of new interest.
So I turn to you, dear readers, for suggestions. What kinds of material would you like to see on this blog? If you have some ideas, please leave them in the comments. I’d be grateful for any recommendations.