Thursday, July 05, 2007

blog, blog, blog

Since I started this wee blog, such as it is, I've been reading more of others', just to see what's out there.

Some conclusions:

There's a tremendous amount of badly written crap out there. But we knew that. The good news is that there are also more funny, sharp people typing away than I could ever get to read. So, cool.

However. No matter how intriguing the author profile, I won't read blogs with white type on a black background. Just won't. Even the ones that aren't in a tiny font, though a surprising number are, make my head hurt. Me, I'm delighted to have readers at all, and consider it common courtesy not to give you migraines if I can help it.

I'm disappointed at the number of blogs with the same templates. I like this one well enough (despite some formatting quibbles), but so do approximately 839,712 other bloggers. I'll be looking for something less commonplace as soon as I figure out how to do that.

Blogs seem to be either subject oriented or whatever-the-author-is-thinking oriented. Although this one is the latter, I think subject blogs are more accessible (unless the author comes complete with fan base). Readers already know whether they've an interest in cake decorating/caribou migrations/parasailing/politics/physiology (ahem), but how do you know if you like a person, unless you've invested too much time reading her various yammerings? So I expect my readership will be limited.

S'okay. I'll still do my part to be sure that if you have a headache, it won't be my fault.


  1. I know what you mean about templates; some are really tough on the eyes! Yours is not, by the way. I like it.

  2. Thank you mama zen. I like yours as well -- easy on the midlife-crisis-stricken eyes.