As you well know I’ve been wondering what I should do with the blog. Myself I am pretty happy to just ramble on as is but I’ve had some emails and conversations with people that got me thinking that there might be a better way to do things so once again I am going to throw it out there and see what people think because as I see it there are a few choices:
1. The status quo…and no I don’t mean the band. I mean just keep doing what I’m doing….which is basically promising a lot and delivering a little and taking forever to do so.
2. Through consultation and negotiation with you guys…that is the people who can be bothered to comment…I actually put some effort into the process. What I was thinking is that I could keep blogging here as I have been but at the same time set up a website with a view to having the main part of the website ‘bloglike’ but go back over this blog and take out the good bits (which shouldn’t take long) and work those bits over and write them up as articles to make things easier to search for people finding the stuff for the first time. The reason I was thinking that this might be a good way to go is because I was thinking about each section containing not only the articles but clips from the seminar covering those topics and finding a good way to facilitate discussion on the topic (forum). I think it would be a good way to try and get across my views on the subject material…to get it out there…then you guys would have something to ask questions about and subsequently rubbish and ridicule?
3. Is the option half way in between 1 and 2. I just go back and or get some help form interested parties in going back over the blog and better tagging the posts that are already here and just trying to improve the functionality of this site?
The good thing is that the second choice will cost money…I have no idea how much but I’m pretty sure that the interwebs are not completely free…so what I was thinking of doing was finding out how much then just saying…’The website will cost this €$’s and I’m not paying for it so it’s up to you guys to contribute €$’s to get it up and running.’ that way if absolutely no one is interested in contributing a cent towards it then I know that’s exactly what the idea is worth. The third choice will require some people actually giving a shit about making this blog better by taking the time to go back and try and tag and categorise the hundreds of posts that have already been made and being apart of whatever group forms to agree on the method of tagging and categorisation. The reason that I think all this is a good thing is because if a) no one wants to even throw in a buck to get the website/forum thing happening then that will be my reason for not doing so…that is…it isn’t worth it and b) if no one gives a shit enough to go back and tag and categorise the current blog then once again whenever anyone complains about not being able to find what they are looking for I can say…you are the only person who cares.
Which all leads us back to the very first choice…where nothing changes and everything stays the same. I just keep rambling and adding stuff if and when time permits and you guys either like it or lump it.