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:
- Linux sysadmining
- Firewall/Proxy integration with windows clients
- Consulting in the most generic sense, sitting with a company's IT staff and thinking about their situation.
- Learning PyGame
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 ;-)