Thursday 1 January 2009

What am I?

I sometimes wonder about this blog. About what I'm doing with it. The intention has always been to share what's on my mind. Simply a diversion for myself. But that results in a shit mix of posts that vary from semi-serious discussions about civic and political issues to frivolous posts with no point whatsoever. Each type of writing has it's place. I sometimes go to blogs like The Pissed Kitty Cometh just to read pointless but funny ranting. I sometimes go to websites like Last Of Iraqis for quite the opposite sort of reading. If I want to read about a dog sticking its head in the snow (which I don't) I'll go to Ace Burpees blog. Many of the blogs on my blog roll offer excellent commentary on local and national issues with varying points of view and levels of snarkiness. The point is, when you go to one of these blogs you generally know what to expect. Truncated Logic is a new blog, but already I get the gist of what Baloo is trying to doo.

As the new year approached, I thought about putting my blog on medication to treat it's multiple personality disorder. Maybe if there was a little more consistency in the types of posts that I, um, post, then maybe my readers would get more out of it. However I think I'll let it be for the time being. Ultimately it's not about you, it's about me. (sorry). This is still an outlet for what happens to be on my mind, whether it be important or not. "It is what it is", as they say ("they" being at least one person in every single meeting I've attended at work over the past two years.)

Having said that, I am still interested in what you think. I always welcome your comments, and if there are have been particular posts that you've enjoyed or despised, feel free to let me know. You can email me at cherenkov -at- if you want to keep your thoughts about me being a retarded bag of shit* between you and me.

Cheers, and Happy New Year!

*also let me know if I swear too much.


BeerBellyBuddah said...

Hey Cherenkov,

Buck up dude - don't doubt the deed. Your approach works. Plus personality disorders have their place. Often a good one.

Eclecticism is an art. Being different from day to day isn't a crime. The important thing is to unload what's on your mind.

Shaun M Wheeler said...

I agree with Triple-B.

Variety (next to Paprika and Nutmeg) is the spice of life. If it's your current approach that's bringing in the readers, why change a good thing?

Suzanne said...

I read your blog summaries on Opinions Canada and your blog posts seem relevant to me. I think your blog can be seen as generally dealing with "social commentary".

I don't see it as that disjointed.

cherenkov said...

Triple-B, CJ, Suzanne: thanks for the words of support. I was feeling like Mr. Mini Wheat for a while there.

Jamie Isfeld said...

I'd like to see a bit more of a city and province focus, personally.

As well, I'd advise toning down the language. It's quite difficult to be taken seriously when you have to resort to cursing - and you lose readers.

Anonymous said...

I'm going to disagree with Jamie on the swearing. Just remember that it's an art form.

cherenkov said...

Perhaps I swear a little more than is necessary to get my point across. I'll keep an eye on that. Although most of my posts are pretty clean, I think.

Graham said...

Just keep doing what you're doing.

Your regular readers at least, know what to expect.

The variety is something we've come to expect from the Peanut blog, it's own character and personality, if you will.

Anonymous said...

Well you probably won't be enjoying my blog.. more writings about dogs sticking their heads in the snow.. but I have certainly had a fun time here. :-)

cherenkov said...

Graham: will do. Thanks.

Colleen: from your hit count it looks like plenty of people enjoy your blog. I think we should both keep doing what we're doing. Thanks for the comment.

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