This isn’t a funny post, but there’s a couple of things I wanted to run by you guys.
First, it seems the most fun I have updating the site is when the content is in some way science or technology related. I’ve had a blast writing these robot posts, I loved doing the Dio post, and the video game posts just seem to flow more naturally while writing them. My question is, are these going over as well as the other non-science related, random posts?
I was thinking about marking a kind of official change, and switching this blog over to exclusively science/technology related material. Though the theme is pretty general (it would still encompass things like sci-fi movies, video games, etc.) it’s a lot more specific my current theme, which is something along the lines of “most things suck. Also, dicks.”
Narrowing the focus would serve a few functions; First, it may help people stick with it, visit more often, or encourage linking. Second, I’m a total nerdwhore for science/technology apparently. I wasn’t entirely aware of that, but it’s time I just admit to myself that I’m a science nerd with little to no understanding of actual science. Switching the theme would help me to stop living a lie. Third, there’s a severe drought of anybody with a decent sense of humor talking about this kind of stuff. I know the video-game realm is run rife with humor, but the realm of science/tech is pretty vacant as far as entertainment goes. Science nerds have senses of humor too, right? Oh god, what if they don’t? They…they probably don’t.
Anyway, I’m not exactly hurting for traffic here. I do more than my fair share on average. But in general blogs with a specific theme seem to do better than more catch-all, personal sites. This just means I’d stop inundating you with shit like my opinion on Baconators and what my girlfriend’s schedule looks like. Unless that’s the whole reason you guys come here; to stalk my stupid opinions via the internet. So, what do you think? For? Against? Kind of in the middle? Hopelessly stricken with ennui?
Oh, and also, the forum goers over at Cracked have started a blogroll circle jerk of sorts, so I’m updating my sidebar with their links. Check them out. Anybody else want to do this? I know a lot of you have sites, and I don’t mind swapping links if that’s something you’re interested in doing. Just comment with your site, a little bit of what it’s about, and a short, rhyming poem about GI Joe.
I have standards, you know.