i noted this week how many of my tweet’s were technology related and specifically to do with programs of use only to blind people. Maybe one percent of my online friends are blind. Either I’m missing my audience or I need to find something else to talk about. That got me thinking about the blog. It too is rather scattered. One week it’s a Bible study. The next week it may be a rant about technology. Following that might be a personal update only of interest to friends and family. On and on it goes. It’s one big ramble. The categories may help a little, but I think I need to decide what this blog is for and adapt accordingly.
If it is nothing more than a place for me to practice my writing and to vent, then I suppose it’s OK just the way it is. It’s an exercise in vanity, never likely to gain much of a following, but why blog at all unless people are going to read it? If I want a following, I think I am going to have to be more purposeful about it. Why do I want a following? If it is for my own pride I should abandon the blog right now. That will go nowhere good. If I want to teach, encourage, or otherwise benefit my readers, that’s good, but they’ve got to wade through a lot of irrelevancy to find what they are looking for. Which group is my focus? If I’m writing for blind technology users, I’ve missed my audience by a mile. If I’m writing for Christians and/or seekers, I need to be more centered on things they would be interested in. If I’m going for the political people, I’m out of my league. If I’m writing for friends and family, I’m probably boring them all.
Maybe the answer is to break the one blog into several more specific ones, but then I have the problem of keeping them all going. I have a hard enough time with the one. So, unless the lord gives me some specific direction, I’ll probably go right on being random and writing to myself. 🙂