If the freedom of speech is taken away then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.

- George Washington

Friday, 21 May 2010

Feedback, please

(Cross-posted to Soul Mover.)

A couple of weeks ago, I split my blog into two, for reasons which I explained here. I have had a bit of feedback that this maybe wasn't the best idea, so I am asking anyone who reads this just to give me some feedback - good or bad.

To elaborate on my reasoning a little: the blog had a number of elements (humour, music, literature etc.) that were fairly middle-of-the-road. You like it or you don't, you take it or leave it. But there were two major subjects - motorcycling and politics - which were slightly more 'specialised'. I wanted to write in some depth on both, but felt inhibited in doing so, because:
  • if I write about biking issues in the kind of depth I wanted to, and the kind of depth my biking readers would appreciate, I might be boring the pants off my general readers who, if I am honest, form the bulk of my visitor numbers;
  • if I write about political or current issues, I am usually right-of-centre, anti-statist and pro-freedom, and I might be alienating many of my biker readers who, for all I know, could be card-carrying Marxists.
I may be being a little over-sensitive here, but I am still fairly new to this blogging lark. Ideally, of course, my Marxist biker readers would tolerate my right-of-centre views because my stuff on bikes was unmissable, and my general readers would come for the politics and find themselves strangely drawn to the two-wheeled culture in the biking posts. But I'm not that good, and I know it.

So, do I keep two blogs going, or go back to just the one? One is certainly much easier, and has the benefit of being a bit eclectic and random in its range of topics. If you're a regular reader, or just an occasional visitor, please leave a comment with your opinion. I'd really appreciate it.

4 comments:

  1. I confess motorbikes don't interest me, and when I drop by I just ignore that content or skim it, so it's fine to have it all in one place for me!

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  2. Thanks Ruth! I see I haven't converted you.

    Yet.

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  3. I say leave it the way you like, if you like it, others will too. Myself, I like to read most of the subject matter you post here.

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  4. Thanks, Gymi. I have already taken the decision to recombine the blogs. Most people either preferred it as one, or didn't care either way. For myself, keeping two blogs going, and separate, was a chore.

    Thanks for your kind words.

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