Why am I being so serious

In which I aim to have a serious purpose or be more carefree.

Heath Ledger as the Joker

There are occasions when I think the geek quotient starts to drop from this blog. It can all get a bit touchy feely or radically politicised and hardly been any mention of sci-fi or general geekiness.

The strange thing is that these emotional outpourings have garnered more likes than the ones on the best haircuts in fantasy so I seem to have that bloggers dilemma. Become popular or stick to my roots?

I like likes, it makes me feel like that the things I like are being liked by others who like the things that I like as well. It’s a form of validation that suggests that this act of egotistical outpouring is actually worthwhile and not just something to do while Football Manager is processing another match.

This site is only a few regenerations behind The Doctor, and even though I’ve had my Colin Baker moments I do feel that the current incarnation is both the best, and most complex, that it’s ever been.

Let the blogs burn

I guess what doesn’t help with the coherence of my blog is the variety of subjects I seem to cover. I tend to write what either interests me at the time, or if something irritates me enought tobe worthy of a rant. Other than Professor Brian Cox posts I think my most posted category is Rant (or will be when I finish sorting out all the posts I need to recategorise).. In fact I seem to have a plethora of topics, maybe to many. I have as many child categories with child categories than Lord Frey of The Twins.

Although I like to think of the Lunchtime Review as my own Tyrion (and I type this as a GoT trailer appears on the TV).

So where to go with my posting? I seem to veer from depressing, to treading water to pretty cool posts and back again. At this point I was going to use a Battlestar Galactica reference, but as I am still trying to convince Mrs G to watch one of my favourite TV series ever I don’t want to spoil it for her. Especially as I was going to use series 4 in my analogy and I’m not sure there is anything you can say about the last series that in someway isn’t a spoiler. I’m worried that the number four has given something away.

The worry I have is that should I chase the likes, and follow “expert” advice on developing the blog I will chase after an audience and lose what made it great in the first place. I don’t want this blog to be The Big Bang Theory, I want it to be like Community…well the first three seasons anyway.

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9 thoughts on “Why am I being so serious”

  1. I don’t think you have enough geeky references in there. I’m sure you could squeeze a few more in.

    As for what to write about… Keep on keeping on. I think you’re doing a good job as it is.


  2. it’s nice to see someone else admitting they that like the LIKES, it’s slightly narcissistic, but very human nature. Its funny, I used to try and write about what I thought people wanted, but since now I only really write what I want………..with a few rants thrown in occasionally I get more likes. I think with a blog like mine they like the pretty pictures more than the content? But I like reading your blog and I enjoy your human and your geeky sides, both are interesting and it’s good to mix things up a bit.


    1. I work in Web Analytics so having something to measure makes me feel happy. I agree with you that if you are writing for “you” then that is half the job, the likes are a nice benefit. Glad you enjoy both sides…after a few years of blogging that seems to be my modus operandi.

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  3. I think the number one rule to blogging is to never “like” a post unless you have read it and thoroughly enjoyed it, otherwise, it is just an empty, meaningless like with no emotion behind it. I wish there were other methods besides liking a post, like Facebook is doing now. Maybe have a sad reaction button in response to a post about death or an LOL button in response to something funny. That would make the experience more meaningful.


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