There are a few Big Cool Changes™ happening in my life and the life of this blog that you should know about.
Posting might be spotty or nonexistent for the next few weeks. I apologize for irregular posting/poor quality content in general, but I will be very tied up and may be unable to write. I hope these changes in my personal life will inspire me to be more creative and will make it possible to talk to some interesting people and to share their stories with you. Overall, intermittent content creation is not what I expected when I was starting out as a blogger. This has got me thinking about…
The Future of the Blog
The Future of the blog. Fear not, I’m not going away. I have had a lot of questions in my mind, though, about whether I want to continue to use WordPress.com as the “home” for my thoughts and creations. For example: you’ve probably noticed it is difficult to find new blogs you’re interested in, it is difficult for small bloggers like myself to get exposure, and adding images to posts(for me at least) has been strange lately, with pictures not being formatted appropriately.
Even if I continue to use WordPress.com, I have another possibility kicking around in my head. I have this little fantasy of creating something like an online newsletter, a congregation of WordPress.com talent (and other platforms, too, maybe…). Picture this: everyday a different author posts a short column about a specific subject the readers and writer are interested in. It could be a review, an interview, or an analysis of current events, culture and subcultures, and life in general. My original aspiration was for my blog, Real Eccentric, to be something like this. I have grown immensely, and learned that the truth is, I can’t do all of this alone.
I haven’t made any moves to drastically change the direction of my blogging yet, I’m just floating these ideas with everyone out there. I would like to hear any feedback or ideas in the comments. In fact, if you’d be interested in participating in an online “newsletter” as I described, I would love you to say so in the comments below.