Around this time of the year, I think about discontinuing my weblog. Every year, I say to myself, let’s see how the year goes as far as what I have to say, what I’m not saying, and how often. A few times, my posts here have caused some uncomfortable friction between other people and me.
I stopped checking my statistics daily years ago (though I find them really interesting). Every so often, I take a look at them. It’s interesting that my monthly views now are what I was getting in a day around ten years ago. What’s a bit sad is that a lot of the views now are done by me. (I have to look at my posts when I publish them to make sure they look good.)
I think there are a few things I can blame this all on. First of all, I’m no longer the young-looking, skinny, mostly hairless, 18-25 year old guy I used to be. People just aren’t interested in my life now that I’ve aged. My life has stopped being interesting. Secondly, documenting my romantic relationships has really lost most of its appeal. Next, Facebook has really taken out the need or appeal to visit weblogs or for people to have their personal websites. I also stopped “advertising” my website on other sites (mostly because they don’t exist anymore).
I’m always really torn whether I should continue this thing. In some ways, I would be really upset if I didn’t because as I’ve said a billion times, this is my very own therapy here. I come here and complain about a lot of things that are happening in my life. It has an unfortunate side effect of coming back to bite me on the ass though. I used to talk it out in the podcasts that I did, but I don’t see that ever coming back. The further away I get from that time-wise, the more at peace I am that I don’t bother with it anymore. Plus, so many other people did it way better. You know, they’d buy the equipment and do some editing.
I guess I’m at a standstill as far as what I want to do but I have another month to think about it. I have other websites that are purely work-related. That stuff keeps me quite busy and it looks like it’s going to keep me busier. So yeah, I’m not sure what to do with Idiologic, but if I let it go, I’ll announce it in about a month.