Direction, or lack thereof

As a new year begins, I find myself evaluating what it is I do online and with this blog. This is my namesake blog, the one where people who don’t know me come to find out what makes me tick or what I’m thinking..

Something I almost never do, is look at the stats for this blog – after all, it’s not there to pull in thousands of readers, it’s a “home base” kinda blog that links my other projects together… Anyway, I pulled the stats for the my most read posts during the last year :

Popular posts...

Some things are interesting to note here.. the “Tetes a claques” post is (By far!) my most read post. In fact, it’s the 4th biggest hit for “tetes a claques” on Google. I almost want to delete this post from 2007, as this isn’t how I want people to find me.. Another option would be to go back and edit that post and load it with adsense links or something… bleah…

To be honest, I’m pretty happy with the way the rest of the list works out – It’s quite varied for topics, and my bio page even makes an appearance in the top ten. I guess that means some people reading my non-Tetes-a-claques material do in fact want to know more about me. This, is cool. After all, that’s what this blog is all about.

I’m happy I’ve resisted the urge and suggestion to go topic-specific on this blog, there’s lots of room to do that elsewhere.  The “Blogging experts” will tell you to have a blog about one topic, to hit the niche well, and often. What many of them won’t tell you though, is how to look human. If you’re into this whole online thing, the last thing you want to do is make your namesake blog about only one thing – there’s more to you than that.

If you feel you must consistently blog about a particular subject, come up with a clever name and start that project.

For your own name though, try to be you.

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  1. Rob says:

    And don’t you ever stop just being you on this blog 🙂

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