17 June 2009 You Must Be This High To Ride This Blog
I’ve been thinking a lot about this blog lately, especially regarding the topic of content, being a joker, sensationalism and starting fires. So I’m sorry peeps if I’ve been blogging about blogging on this blog a lot lately, but unfortunately there’s still a few posts left to write.
I haven’t written about my blogging hero in a while, Seth Godin. But in one of his latest posts he suggests doing what you want and what you’re passionate about, even if it’s at the cost of your audience. I love this concept of “Who?”, not “How many?”. With that said, I realise some of this controversy does brings in big numbers, but I also realise I’m losing some in the process.
So based on that, let’s get something clear; this is my blog. Therefore it goes by my rules. If I want to rant, write a disgustingly rude letter to your brand, be an asshole to you or drop the f bomb; I can. This is my wonderland to express my opinion, and if you don’t like it then too bad. This is the internet, I’m sure there’s something out there for you to read. Although I must admit I do secretly love when people abusively comment at me. A post on this topic coming soon.
Sometimes I honestly don’t want to add value to a conversation. Why can’t I just write something for the sake of it? I think I’ve slowly realised that as I get more passionate about my writing, one of the things I want readers of this blog to get out of it is entertainment. Yes, I would love to be pumping out thought provoking content all the time, but I can’t consistently do that. I want my readers to love reading this blog and sometimes that means having fun with what I write and how I write it.
Don’t get me wrong, which I know most of you will. I still want credibility and I still want to start conversations and participate in them. But I think sometimes people need to realise there’s entertainment behind this content as well which isn’t always conversation starting, but fire starting.