What is in a Platform?

From years past, I have struggled to get regular readers on my blog.  I think that is partly why I let it expire in 2005.  Nobody cared.  I certainly did, but that wasn’t enough to keep things going.  This time, I want to make things different.  I want to grow my blog, and to do so, I need subscribers or regular readers.

Google to the rescue!  I did a search and found a number of blog posts on building readership and subscribers, and  a number of them continue to mention to stay focused on your platform, and not veer from it that often.  I spent the rest of yesterday and last night contemplating what my platform is, and I came to the conclusion that i really do not have a “single” platform.  I have a ton of interests, and as you might have read from an earlier entry, I “had” blogs for half of them.  I consolidated, so that I could remain focused more on content than on multiple blog layouts.  I wonder if that needs to be rethought..

So, until I rethink my thinking on my platform (which currently is “Generalities”) I think I will keep on keepin’ on.  I know, a lot of thinking going on there, and nothing to show for it.  My problem is, I want to write.  I want to write about writing.  I like the fitness aspect, and I want to write about fitness.  I like to cook, and again, I like to write about it.  Photography?  Same same…  What is a guy to do?

Also, many of the blogs I read about this also said to limit your posts to one a day and not much more.  I “kind of” agree, but “kind of” not.  I hate getting a ton of emails saying ‘so-and-so just updated…’ but as it stands now (for this week at least) I have been posting 2 to 3 times a day.  I have the Photo Of The Day post.  I have had a recipe here and there.  I’ve had a fitness post, and I’ve had a few generalities themed posts, lightly linked to writing.  Perhaps I should keep everything separate.  I don’t know.  I really don’t.  Again, I think for now, I am going to keep on keepin’ on.

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