I know there are more abandoned blogs than active blogs out there but I’ve been feeling a bit guilty about neglecting my little corner of the blogosphere. Not too guilty. It isn’t as if I’ve been drowning kittens. More like maybe I kicked a puppy. The kick may have even been accidental. Like I slipped and before I regained my balance my foot made contact with a puppy. So not that bad.
Okay, so maybe the puppy was startled and yelped in fear. Maybe it even ran off. Into traffic. And was disembowelled by a tram. But that’s hardly my fault. What was the stupid fucking puppy doing getting in my way anyhow?
So anyway, I’ve been neglecting this blog which is not particularly nice because this blog has been good to me. So I’m thinking it’s time for a resurrection of sorts. My grand plan is to start using the blog more often again but in different ways. The whole “being angry all the time” shtick has gotten a bit boring for me. At least writing about it has gotten old. I tried to avoid being half-arsed with blog posts so as a result posting took a lot of time and effort which had stopped seeming like it was worth it.
YouTube was my downfall. It’s so easy. For me, anyway. It isn’t that I don’t put a lot of work into my videos and responding to comments, I do. But I do find it very easy to spend the time and execute on YouTube and less so here on the blog. So YouTube has thrived while the blog has withered. That’s life. The fact that I’ve been getting into Twitter lately hasn’t helped the blog either (follow me if you aren’t already). Facebook still doesn’t appeal to me (nor do MySpace or any of the others) but YouTube still has me hooked. But I’m not ready to give up on the blog completely.
I have a bit of a re-invention in mind. The plan is mostly formed but it will likely evolve. The posts will be more regular but shorter. And probably much more visual. I’m getting into the idea of doing more humorous graphs and charts. And maybe Despair.com-style demotivators. And the surveys WordPress lets you do (probably tied to my YouTube videos). Maybe even a webcomic.
Shallow crowd pleasing stuff in other words. You’ll love it.
Oh, and I’m revisiting my blogroll too because I know there’s some dead blogs there. And I’ll be trying to visit those who are still active more often. So if you consider yourself an old faithful and you’re not on the blogroll maybe you should drop me a line 😉
Be seeing you soon! Probably.
14 responses to “The blog is dead – long live the blog”
Hi! My name is Jessica Doyle. Will you be my friend?
Glad to see you reinventing yourself dude! It’s a refreshing way to explore new ideas even if it means accidentally kicking another living creature… LOL.
I find the same thing; one site suffers while another takes off. I’m suffering from the blog-etsy-flickr-twitter conundrum at the moment. And add to that many many secondary sites and it’s all a big creative mess.
If you’re not to keen on using facebook try adding the app that will update your facebook status using your twitter status. Hehe! Kills two birds (puppies) with one stone (kick).
I say +1 internets for demotivator posters.
Incidentally, have you ever considered having guest speakers? There should be a lot of angry people around who need to vent, but can’t be bothered to set up a blog.
Also on a completely unrelated note, next time you visit YouTube, do a search for 4chan. I did and regretted it, so I figured I’d spread the misery.
Humorous graphs and charts! I’m intriuged 🙂
Hey, Angry. Nice to know that you’re planning to bring the blog back. It’s going to be interesting to see where you go with it.
vive le Blog! I like the short and sweet transformation… you might like my new graffiti blog. -cheers
Jessica: Consider yourself a friend 🙂
DOA: I have actually had guest bloggers before (although a long time ago) It’s a good idea – I might work at raising the profile of the blog again then see who’s interested
Michelle: Hopefully they will work
blackcat:The goal is to make it interesting for me so here’s hoping it’s a success!
Alexae: Sounds sweet, I will chekc it out!
Wanted to stop by and mention that I still enjoy your YT channel, even though you’ve blocked me for some reason.
To be perfectly honest, you probably did something stupid or annoying. I deal with too much crap to waste time worrying about whether I’ve offended anyone’s sensibilities by blocking them. Maybe if you told me your YT user name I’d have some idea of why i did it.
My user name is OrionSyndicate910
I think I sent you one email in the whole time I was subscribed to you and you’re still listed on my friends page.
Orion: whatever you did didn’t make a lasting impression on me. My guess is either you were a dick in comments (my judgement, not yours) or you included me on a message with multiple other recipients. That shit clogs up my inbox when people start replying to everyone and I’ve said multiple times I block people who do that. I guess I can unblock you but if either of those things happen again I’ll block you again.
Well blogging isn’t my thing but reading it is enjoyable, the shallow thing could be interesting, if some are slightly insulting to idiots of the media, and its a refreshing change because my friends are getting ready to shank me, because I generally watch top gear, and laugh cause its funny, and my friends are trying to work, but any way yea it should be funny and a good waste of and hour
Hey there, liked your video – getting mad eh! So am I. Governments should be given a legal holiday [like banks] for about oh, 6 months? What I want you to invent is a ‘blog’ that sits on your browser [any and all preferably] an the upper right hand sid – like a note book. Please leave Twitter alone – I can’t but I’m going to! You’ll see.
I moved my blog over to WordPress and I added you to my blogroll.