I’ve been looking at my blog stats recently to get an idea about what people read the most when they arrive here. The most read articles are around property auctions, photography rights in the UK, how to earn money and Northern Rock equity release. Now whilst these may not be the most riveting articles on this blog, they are the most visited.
Looking at this list it kind of got me thinking, especially since I haven’t posted much on the blog for the greater part of this year. What should I be writing about here? Should I make it more targeted around the things that people most read about, or should I continue to post about whatever I like or whatever comes to mind on any given day?
It’s not that I haven’t been writing, I just haven’t been writing here. There are plenty of opportunities to write online for blogs and news sites, and I have been doing just that over the past twelve months.
In some cases, the posts have garnered a lot of interest, in others there has been very little, however it’s still nice to have your work out there for people to read and comment on, makes you feel like your contributing a little.
That’s the beauty of the internet I guess. It provides you with multiple outlets to showcase your work. I remember when I started this blog, I didn’t want to have any technical stuff on it, although I did want to write articles or posts related to technology. In order to satisfy both goals, I started writing technical posts on a sub domain techno.stirlyn,co.uk, but discarded it well over a year ago, probably going on for two now, because I didn’t want to continue managing subdomains (all to do with how Google viewed them) so I registered a different domain and began writing tech posts on that.
It so happens that this tech blog is on another subdomain but it will be moving very soon to it’s new home on the Earth Monkey Network, a place for web developers who want to band together to create projects using robust open source products such as WordPress and Drupal amongst others.
The category list on this blog is long, but it just reflects the types of things that I find interesting. Over the next few months, I will let you know of some of the other locations where you can find some of my work. Lots and lots of things have been happening in 2010, and I like to think that 2011 will be an even more productive year so watch this space…