All joking aside, I'm thinking of rejiggering some stuff around here. I was talking with a friend recently and we discussed how I've been taking the "Focused by Caffeine" bit very seriously lately. Part of the reason behind that is that it's easy to shoot out a reactionary essay about something that strikes you as wrong, and with the political season having been upon us, it was an easy trap to fall into.
Larger than that is the issue of just what it is that folks come here for. I've compiled a tentative list from the available statistics about my commenters, popular posts, and search results that lead people here.
However, the content of the blog looks a lot more like this:
I like writing and sharing cool stuff with folks. I'd like to produce work of quality that engages and entertains people. Becoming a better writer covers all of that, and this is one of the ways I move toward that. However, without constantly aiming for something higher I can put hundreds of man-hours into this blog and still end up like David Gonterman in the end, putting high-school level work on a professional podium.
Come the new year, I'll be changing some stuff up. There will be a general tweaking of formats, tightening up of features, experimenting with tone, and most likely the vaguest hints of direction. Probably more comics, Star Trek, and gaming. Probably fewer strange videos, personal exploits, and navel-gazing blog about the blog. None of that is set in stone though, and I'm quite open to suggestions about things folks want to see more/less.
This place is definitely getting a new color theme though. I love the old ash and orange, but feel it's time for a change.