This blog has been around for about a year, and I’ve been trying to refresh it. First I chose another design. I like it, but so many other bloggers seem to have chosen the same one. I’m considering trying another background, but I know what I really need is a content refresh.
This isn’t exactly new. I’ve been thinking about this for a while: what is my blog about?
At first, it started as a writing exercise, since I’d found myself back in journalism after spending a few years in advertising. I wanted to get used to writing long copy again. And like many people who begin blogs, I just wrote whatever went through my head.
Thanks in part to Roger Ebert, I’ve recently discovered a few new blogs that I’ve really enjoyed reading, especially Miss Banchee’s. Her brilliant blog tackles lots of personal stuff while laying on the funny. I’ve loved getting to know her and the skillful way she fictionalizes her own life, or anamorphosizes her cats or her common sense to flesh out hilarious inner dialogues.
I think I had to read her to come to terms with what I can’t do, which is shine a light on my personal life. Not because I think it’s deplorable, but because it’s just not what I gravitate towards. Sure, it weaves its way into the blog, but the strokes are broad.
Then I read through some of my previous posts, and I noticed that I really love dissecting pop culture. Art, entertainment, advertising and everything in between. So that’s what I’m going to stick to.
Don’t worry, it’ll still be anecdotal. I mean, that’s just how I relate to things.