Woo! I have kept this blog going for a full year now.
Updates have obviously slowed down since I started the blog and as expected, I’m always posting fewer updates than I’d like to do. That was true even when I was on the one every weekday schedule as I occasionally fell behind.
There’s been a lot of variety of posts over the past year. Some stuff on science, some on games, some on everyday life stuff, and some movie reviews.
I also originally had posts on political charged events. While I’m still reading stuff along those lines, I haven’t been writing as much about it.
There’s a few reasons for that. Political stuff tends to offend people and I don’t want to do that. My viewpoint isn’t particularly original. Political stuff in general tends to stress me out. Other stuff like that.
There’s also clearly two groups of people reading the blog that I can tell from the stats page on WordPress. Those who like the social and science posts which are basically about what’s going on in my life. The second group likes the posts on games.
Do I need to focus more to please one of those groups and enlarge it? I don’t think so. My original plan was to have lots of content so that whichever group was reading would have something for them at least once a week. I’ve fallen off the once a week plan and gone towards a once a month plan, but the basic principle is the same.
Over the past year I’ve also been transitioning away from the blanket anonymity I had when I started the blog. My name and picture are present along with what town I live in.
That also means I’ve been transitioning away from the Mister Ed identity, a reference that few people get anymore. I’ve been consolidating a few of my other online identities into one as well.
The new identity is pretty simple. What’s the name of the blog? GoCorral. What should my identity be on the blog? GoCorral. A few other people have already been calling me that online, so I’ll just keep with the trend.
So that’s why I am abandoning the Mister Ed signature from now on in favor of the new signature…