Monday, May 09, 2011

Is whole-of-life blogging dead?

This morning I posted this tweet...
"Wrestling with the idea that "whole-of-life" blogging is dead & wondering whether it's time to quit. Anybody had any thoughts on subject?"
...and was bowled over with the responses from some dear friends... and I am grateful for their comments.

However, I think I phrased my question incorrectly... because I've been considering quitting whole-of-life blogging... not blogging in particular.

Let me explain.

What you get on here in a very consistently inconsistent manner is me. The ups and downs... the likes and the dislikes... the joy and the pain. You get the whole of me.

You get my photography... you get my love of music... you get my life with Olly and the kids... you get my obsessive geekiness... my ideas and musings... and you get my broken, imperfect faith.

My question is... do you want it all? Do you want the whole of me?

I have noticed my page-views slipping and it got me thinking... maybe there is too much me in this blog? I look to other blogs... the ones I aspire to... and they are less personal and more focussed.

More focussed on their particular subject of choice.

I think my main themes are music... faith... and, recently, me whinging. Is this what you want? These things are seasonal... as my mate Andy put it. Maybe its time to move on?

Do you want a bit of everything... or do you want me to focus more on a particular subject?

I would be grateful if you could let me know.

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