Some things to ponder or discuss over the weekend.
To change or Not. . .
If you could change yourself by magic, anything you wanted, would you? What would you change? How do you think it would affect you? How do you think it would affect your friends and family? Do you foresee negative consequences? Would the change be from now on, or would the change be retroactive (so your current life could be very different)? If you went the retroactive route, how would you feel just before you made the change (remember with retroactive change you would have no memory of the old you)? Would you trade off some traits to get your desired traits (e.g., looks for health, charm for brains, intellectual ability for sporting ability)?
To Blog or Not. . .
If you blog, why? Does number of readers matter? Does number of comments matter? Would you prefer active conversations amongst your readers or would you prefer the conversations to be with you? Have you a favorite blog post? What is it about that post? What would make you stop blogging? If you give up blogging would you leave the old posts up, or would you blogocide/404? If you blog under a assumed name, do you also have a real-world blog?
[Examples: In Mala Fide has a good readership but relatively few comments (considering Ferdinand’s audience size). Roissy has many comments but they are mostly amongst readers and not really with Roissy. Chuck (glpiggy) and his readers have an active dialogue but fewer comments than Roissy.]
To Be or Not. . .
What other things could you/do you ponder on?
[like why am I wasting a good Saturday reading this? :/]
Added: Oct 31, 2010
I am not sure why I started blogging here. It started as a bit of a joke, it then became a somewhere to leave remarks that might be too long for other’s blog comments.
[if only everyone was so considerate :/]
I have just deleted some posts that were not very good or useful. Some where posts that received few hits and no comments. Some were whiny/TMI crap that had to go. I do not foresee deleting the entire blog but do see the day I might pack it in. I will likely leave the dead blog up instead if white-paging it.
I do have a real world blog. It is even less interesting than this (I am more restricted in my topics), and I update it even less. I created that other blog more for the challenge of setting up the blogging system (it is a self-hosted version of WordPress), and the CSS files etc.
For some strange reason I like my first Test Card post (used to alert readers I was taking a break). It has some trivia and a little humor. Not very useful, but the kind of thing that can be fun to skip through.
I thought my various Dating Graphs were a reasonable description of PUA theory (grossly stylized, I suppose).
As much as I enjoy writing, I enjoyed writing The Soundtrack in Your Head. Looking back at it, it is not half as clever as I thought but I still enjoyed writing it.
I enjoyed the In the Style of posts. I think Chic Noir and SDaedalus are the best of those. I have surprised my self by how much I enjoyed the short stories.
I enjoyed the Myers Briggs and the PUAsphere post (it was popular and garnered many comments). I worked hard on, and was pleased with Myers Musings: Heroes and Villains but it garnered few views and no comments.
Added: Nov 1, 2010
I realized that I also like the You Might not Have Seen series because it allows me feel like I have posted something but requires little work. Although I do actually hope that someone enjoys, or finds useful, the sites mentioned.
Added: Nov 5, 2010
My Cheap Advice post was the first in a long time that I felt “proud” of. While it is, perhaps, a bit trite and obvious, I still feel it is a nice little post. It is the kind of post I could enjoy had I read it elsewhere.