Thursday, June 26, 2014

Soon this blog will be a decade old. What should I do with it?

I have been milling over what should be the fate of this blog for a while. It will be a decade old in August and I am not sure what direction if any to take it in the next decade. When I first started blogging in 2004 the medium was a lot more robust. Now, blogging almost seems like an outdated form of writing kind of like the serialized novel. The heyday of the blog passed several years ago and other platforms like Facebook seem to have become far more popular. I could write a lot more posts on purely personal matters like the fact I took my kids to Panifilov Park last night and make this kind of an open electronic diary. Although for a number of reasons Facebook seems like a better platform for that kind of writing. I could also move to make this a completely scholarly blog dealing with ideas relating to my research, teaching, and just plain random thoughts. Or I could move it to just dealing with music, art, and cuisine.  That would entail a much heavier African influence during most of the year. If anybody is reading this please let me know what your thoughts on this are. Alternatively, I could just continue to muddle along with no focus at all.

5 comments:

Withywindle said...

Kids, plural?

J. Otto Pohl said...

Two step kids and one biological.

Withywindle said...

Ah! Best wishes to all.

Walt Richmond said...

I don't know, Otto. I've thought about this with my own blog, and I just post whatever I feel like writing about. Whenever I come up with something interesting about my work I post it, but otherwise it's just what I feel like. Since I'm never going to draw a big audience I'll probably keep it that way.

J. Otto Pohl said...

Walt:

I suppose that is the just continue to muddle along option.