As you may have noticed, I tinkered with my blog format, theme, etc. a bit the past couple of weeks. I did this because I’m actually interested in creating a blog of note, a blog with a readership that extends beyond the 5’s of people I bribe to read it with vintage Hello Kitty dildos. I admit it: I actually want to have a political snark blog that people talk about and link to and…print out to read on the toilet. I mean, how cool would that be?
Problem is, I’m really really short on time. So I thought that by keeping the blog tight and focused, that would allow me to provide more content and get more peepers on my beautiful word pictures. This plan was BRILLIANT. No-lose. Except that having a tight, focused blog does not actually do anything to the time-space continuum. Time kept ticking by. Asshole Time.
Then there’s the fact that many of the blogs I read on a regular basis have several focuses, ranging from Naval history to music to locally-grown produce to “Mad Men.” So why the hell should I limit myself? I figure if there’s anything I should limit, it’s frippery. Inside jokes, silly posts that are about nothing. Because it really is difficult to draw people in when you write stuff like that.
And my interests–so far as blogging goes–aren’t that far-flung. I like politics (which certainly encompasses my atheism and feminism), pop culture, food, and my son. And since both food and pop culture have themselves become politicized in the past few years, I think there’s nothing wrong with having a blog that covers all these topics. Indeed, I think my blog will be better for it. My emphasis should be quality, not quantity, and certainly not a narrow focus. I mean, isn’t the whole point of blogging to talk about what interests you and Hello Kitty dildos? But I repeat myself.
Welcome to my new blog. It’s mostly the same as my old blog.