Losing the Thread

I am kind of out of ideas for this blog.  As I've said several times in the past, blogging only works when the blogger is hooked in to a community of some kind; my high point of blogging was in grad school, when I had lots of folks scattered around who actively wrote and read, and before Facebook swallowed up what passes for interaction on the interwebs.  The problem is that I have a few basic interests and activities, but it would make more sense to focus on one of them and devote a blog to it rather than sort of half-assedly post lists trying to address them all.  I refer to:
  1. Kid-having
  2. Band-playing-in
  3. College-history-teaching
I'm going to ponder a bit and try to figure out if I should ditch this blog and start a different one devoted to a specific topic, ditch the whole enterprise entirely, or what.

To the steadfast, in the meantime, thanks for reading.


Ransom said...

I look forward to your posts. Blogs still invite larger-than-a-tweet chunks of info. While FB technically allows more characters than that, in reality the format doesn't invite much depth.

Consider tagging/categorizing? My blog's been broken much too long for me to be giving suggestions, but I sort of liked having the automotive area, though if I had it to do over (er, which I guess I do), I'd put everything on the front page, but allow people to easily just see "me" stuff, automotive stuff, music stuff, etc...

The Internet would be a poorer place without some kind of KFR repository.

noncoupable said...

I'd be keen to hear more on #1 and #3 especially, and I second the tagging method. But in reality, it depends on what the blog does for you. I find that when I'm stuck with writing or in a general rut, or when I want to write about something somewhat anonymously, it's helpful. I don't blog when I don't have much desire, which honestly is most the time. I say, if you feel the same way, take that approach.

Kelly said...

I want to hear about everything - especially because we are so far away.

That being said, my bog resembles this comment.