Earlier this past month (September, not August), I decided to follow two blogs that eventually opened my eyes to how limited the subjects were in my own blog.
Renard Moreau pointed out in the last post I read at his blog that he likes it when readers browse through his pages. Of course, I think anyone would like that. Right? The reason readers do this with his blog is that it’s variable in topics. This is something my blog is not. Although I’m truly not pushing too hard to have more traffic at my blog, since I changed it from private to public, I don’t want it to go unread. This one post by Renard convinced me that I should consider changing some things.
At the blog, HarsH ReaLiTy, the owner (going by Opinionated Man) has been writing about his opinion on anything that catches his eye. This blog made me realize that I probably haven’t been bold enough about my own opinions when writing posts. My blog is somewhat of a snoozer.
Way back in May, when I started this blog to replace the prior one, my intention was to keep it limited to my personal writing and trying to improve my skills in this undertaking. This was a good way to start anew. However, now I feel that I must expand my scope if I am to improve more in my abilities as a writer. Being versatile can only help.
I will be adding categories that I have been shying away from in the past. Nonetheless, I will be doing my best to not overwhelm you with too many categories. I’ve seen this happen with other blogs, and this can get confusing when trying to look up other posts generally similar in topic. After all, isn’t it the tags that are used for details?
I know that many bloggers have new posts on their blogs quite often, and have scheduled the days for the posts. I used to do this myself. In spite of this current trend though, I’ll be continuing to ‘post at will’. In other words, I will still be posting when I come up with topics I want to write about, and without the severe force of ‘getting it done’ like I used to do.
Do I hear one or more of you saying I should be more disciplined? That may happen at a later date. Until about a week and a half ago, my energy level was in the minuses. It had been that way for a long time. Many of the activities that are a part of almost everyone’s life could not be a part of mine. Just keeping up with the housework was exhausting. When I started to get some energy back, I started participating in a few of these activities. I still have a long way to travel before I can consider scheduling my writing pursuits.
Start watching for the new categories. I’ll still want your feedback. 😉