Thinking about this blog.
I suppose it happens to everyone once in a while, and it has happened to me often in the past, but I am thinking if I should keep on writing this blog, or if some large change is needed.
Here are some random things from my head:
Almost noone reads it. Really. It has less than 40 subscribers. That's pathetic for a blog that has content for over 7 years :-)
Maybe I should post in spanish, or at least bilingually.
Maybe I should write more features. When I write a longish piece and announce it, there is a respectable traffic surge.
On the other hand, I enjoy writing it. And it's really very little effort (specially now, with BartleBlog ;-)
Maybe it should be more focused in one area, make it a python programming blog, or a tutorials blog, or something like that.
But I am not a focused person. I am a generalist. This week I have worked in the following things:
Firewall/Proxy integration with windows clients
Consulting in the most generic sense, sitting with a company's IT staff and thinking about their situation.
And this was in 5 days of work. If I listed what I have done this year, it would take me 500 items. I am broad, how could my blog be narrow?
Maybe it's just not interesting? Or badly done?
Is it too nerdy? Is it not nerdy enough?
I have had a blog with a small readership for 7 years, why is it bothering me now?
If I stop, it doesn't matter, I can always pick it up again later when I feel like writing.
So, there. You, the 40 guys, comment on it if you want ;-)
I scan your posts in my Firefox RSS sidebar almost every day. It is the second blog in my "Programming" folder. Your effort is not wasted. Thank you for your blog.
_Sincerely Your blog is my favourite, You are not discouraged Robert You don't surrender, I explore your post, you are one of my "icons" in writing free software, thanks to write.-
Sigo tu blog por que se pueden leer cosas interesantes. Pero la verdad me gustaría más que esté en español.
PS: no encontré el botón para dejar comentarios relacionado con el post.. tuve que acceder por _Lastests Comments_
Lo de los comentarios es que Haloscan no está andando muy bien. Si recargas normalmente aparecen de nuevo mágicamente.
Lo de hacerlo en español... lo estoy pensando, en una de esas lo hago bilingüe.
I have at least a passing interest in all 7 things you worked on this week. Looking back in my feedreader, most of you posts in the last few months have be worth reading for me :)
I really like it as I like the same subjects.
Please continue this way...with a better CSS :)