South West Rocks
Thinking about blogging directions this year and my small group of regular readers, I wondered what you would like me to post on more? What is the stuff you most value or find most interesting?
This blog is often all over the place simply because I am. While this will continue, I cannot help myself, reader feedback would be very welcome.
Back in Sydney
My thanks to those who have commented so far. I thought that I would respond in the main post, leaving it to readers to look at the detail of the comments.
Lexcen, I had not heard of FEEDJIT. Just how does it work?
More broadly, Lexcen made the point that it all depends upon the purpose of the blog. That's true, indeed.
Now here this blog is just my personal musings. However, I find that I have two very different audiences.
The first and largest group is those who come by search engines. The second is those who through their own arguable insanity actually read what I write as a matter of conscious choice! This is my target group.
Now Lexcen suggested that we had readers that we do not even know are regular.
For some reason, this computer keeps on freezing. I am going to exit and see if that helps.
Continuing, Lexcen is right. One of my great pleasures over recent weeks has been the discovery of some of those readers.
Take Winton Bates as the most recent example. Winton and I were co-editors of the UNE student newspaper all those years ago. Then we were in Canberra at the same time, although our paths were different. Now he has just become a fellow blogger!
When I look at the comments from Mike (Happy Xmas to you too), Ninglun, David ( and here), and Thomas, variety seems to be a key attraction. Let the thousand flowers bloom, so to speak. So I will continue on this line.
Mind you, David, if something is obscure, please force clarification.
Letting the thousand flowers bloom is easy at one level because there is so much to write about for someone like me who is both insatiably curious and interested in so many things. My problem is one of selection.
Just before I left South West Rocks I wrote down a list of more than thirty possible posts for this blog. And that was just a holiday week.
Should I write about evolving problems with volunteers in a world in which we have become just to busy to volunteer? What about the growing number of grandparents forced back into primary child care roles because of marriage break-ups? Or my eldest's response to The History Boys and what it says about current moral codes?
Then, too, what might I say about the response of my neighbour on the adjoining machine in the internet cafe when I was reading Marcellous's post on the latest child pornography matter, something that involved South West Rocks? Why did I stop looking at the post?
So much, so little time!