The Importance of Themes

bloggingLately, I haven’t been posting much here. And believe me, there is a pretty decent reason for that. You see, lately I’ve realized that in order for a blog to have a following (and therefore make an difference, be it for better or worse), it must be focused on one subject or another. In my experience (which is far from perfect), people follow blogs, websites, etc. because they are interested in the content thereof.

When a blog randomly jumps from one subject to another, it becomes drastically less likely that a person will be interested in all content posted there. This means interesting things for bloggers, namely that they have to focus on one subject or another. If they ignore this, it’s very likely that the only people interested in that blogger’s site will be his or her immediate family and close friends. But this poses another problem: if a blogger focuses solely on other content, he risks alienating his family and friends that don’t share his precise interests.

I also stronly believe that is the precise reason why out of so many blogs, so few have a decent level of readership.

In order to be effective, a site must have interesting, thought-provoking articles. While many life experiences can provide that, they must be presented in a certain manner.

With the coming redesign of my site, I’m going to do my best to address some of those issues. I sincerely hope that it will work out well. If it doesn’t, my blog will simply remain a part of those with a low readership.


My, the Time does Fly

Books ThumbnailSo, in the last little while, I’ve meant to post several rather interesting things, though I just haven’t gotten around to it. I suppose that I just need to get in there and do the stuff that I should. But, you know, procrastination and whatnot are so tempting!

You see, in starting school again, I’ve gotten busier than I was. Not to say that I don’t have any free time… I just have been too lazy to use it effectively.

The worst part is that I even spent some time taking pictures specifically intended for use on here, to be interesting, like the one above. That one was so that I could complain about the ridiculous costs of books. I don’t know how much they cost before, but I know that my parents are apalled at the current cost of books (even the used ones). So am I. Anyway, they’re super expensive, and I think it’s pretty stupid.

But yeah, other things currently going on include a full and complete redesign of this site. I’m going to totally reorganize the site, add my portfolio, and make it more interesting. You see, I’ve narrowed everything down to about three main categories that I post (or would like to post) about, but people interesting in one may have absolutely no interest in the others. So, I’m going to make those three categories pretty separate, so if you don’t want to read about one or two of them, you won’t have to.

So, yeah. I’m working on that, slowly, but surely. One day, it’ll be up here. I’ll probably post some pictures of my progress coming up pretty soon. Then you can give me ideas, and life will be happier.