March 30 2008

What Do You Want?

What do you want?Back in December I posted my
Blogging Goals For 2008, and one of them was about finding my niche.

Finding my niche – For too long I have meandered hither and from with my content. The idea that I could write about whatever was on mind my day that was just too enticing, and I gave in to it far too many times. So the time to settle in to just a couple of subjects has probably come, but picking those categories will be the tough part. I think my biggest problem is that everything I am passionate about (movies, music, tech, etc) are already extremely well serviced markets. However, that doesn’t mean there isn’t still room for another well focused blog, it’s just a matter of buckling down.

Well, here we are four months on, and I still haven’t done it.  So, I am turning to you, my readers, for help.  What is it that I write about that keeps you coming back?  What don’t you like?  Do you want to see me blogging more about tech?  Movies?  Television?  Things in life that annoy me?

I have complained many times about how it’s sometimes difficult to come up with a subject each day, but I think if I am more focused it will actually be easier.  Instead of looking at sources across each subject, I’ll eliminate at least one step to my writing process, and that will take a lot of stress out of the process.  This doesn’t mean there wouldn’t be the occasional random post, it wouldn’t be me if there wasn’t.

So, dear readers, I ask you to leave comments and tell me WHY you continue to read my blog via comments, email, IM, Twitter, whatever method you choose, it doesn’t matter, just let me know what it is!  Yes, I am really serious about this, I never know why you all come by!

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  • Roy

    Sean, I read your blog so I can tease you. But seriously, I do have some suggestions.

    There is nothing wrong with blogs about opinion about subjects that you are passionate about, but if your goal is to increase your readership (I’m assuming this is the goal of most blogs) than may I suggest that you start focusing more on providing information that people may be interested in. In other words, “How to..”, “All about..”, “The best ways to..” etc. and less emphasis on opinion. Simply put, offering useful “Advice” might be a good idea.

    I think it’s pretty easily to create blog posts ranting about this and that but writing objective pieces that have lasting value in the blogsphere is more challenging. Less garbage on the information pile and more substance.

  • I like your blog because it isn’t a niche blog. It’s interesting.

  • jen shockey

    i read your blog on the regular so i can still feel connected to you even though i haven’t seen you in so many years. plus, you write about things i’d never go looking for on my own…and always end up getting me interested in things i would otherwise not check out. i also love when you write about your tv shows. =)