I moved to Blogger in January 2007 and this is the 1,249th time that i have hit the little 'new post' button and sent my words out onto the Internet for anyone with a connection to agree or disagree with.
As i said to EJ the other day, ideas from blog posts mostly come from what i have seen or heard that day and things going on that i agree or disagree with which on the whole means that if nothing else, my mumblings are topical.
I do regret never having inserted labels to my posts as i would like to see which subject has cropped up the most but politics would be the overwhelming choice, i do tend to get most bothered about that subject because that affects everything we do and we have very little say in it. Democracy is not as great as the people who benefit from it would have us believe but i digress from the point of this posting which is to ponder just what can us bloggers do so we don't get stuck in the same routine.
I blog about everything here from music to sport to astronomy which keeps the post count ticking over nicely but it does seem to have a 'samey' feeling about it as the same topics keeps cropping up again and again, us humans don't tend to change much as we start wars, squabble over money and worry about things we have no control over.
I have wondered many times what i can do to lead this blog forward onto other things and the answer always seems to be a team blog with a group of bloggers, each with knowledge in a particular field, and although it appeals, i wouldn't want to try and co-ordinate and then run it. Far too time consuming and I wouldn't want to be chasing people who are volunteering their time for posts when they may well have more important things going on in their life.
Another idea could be co-blogging with another blogger but it would be almost impossible to get someone who shares the same ideas and ideology as me and although Hanz has stepped in a few times, and as we are married we obviously have much in common, i was always worried that what he was posting would be so far away from my own thoughts that it would change the dynamics of the blog. I also noted that he was far more inclined to escalate an argument to a level that I would not, i'm quite happy that i have managed to go all this time without becoming embroiled in a nasty war of words with other bloggers and have kept a certain level of civility with even those strongly opposed to my views.
The other idea is to break up the blog into smaller blogs, each with it's own theme so one blog would have all the music posts, another would house all the sport type posts and another where all the astronomy and space stuff would go. My thinking here is that when anybody lands there, they know what to expect rather than coming here and not knowing what you would be reading, it could be a rant about the evils of Capitalism or just as likely be about aliens or REM.
Although i quite like the idea of a few smaller, more focused blogs, i think the team blog idea would be the best so if anyone if considering setting one up and needs a left wing, football loving, punk band listening, horror film loving, book reading, pacifist, British blogger, then my email address is on the profile page and we will get my people to speak to your people.
Failing that, i will just keep with the present hotch potch method and lumping it all here.