Tuesday, August 21, 2007

What's this Blog for?

I don't know. At this point, it's for playing around and experimenting. I don't have the time or energy to post often enough to support a general audience, so I don't see myself becoming a "blogger" any time soon. But I may contribute technical content to a corporate blog and might want to post occasional non-corporate stuff related to my corporate postings. This is pure speculation, of course; chances are that this blog will die a quiet death of neglect.

Update (21-Jan-2013): I guess this is becoming what many blogs are - a hodge-podge of whatever I feel compelled to write about at the time.

That raises a question - from the time of its creation (Aug-2007) till very recently, the blog was door-nail dead.  Did I not feel compelled to write during the past 12 years?  The answer is yes, I have felt the impulse to write stuff all along.  But I didn't have time to do anything so frivolous as blogging.  I still don't have time to blog, but at this point in my life I figure I can get away with making more time to do frivolous things.

UPDATE (12-Jun-2014): Wow!  2014 is not yet even half done, and I've already produced more posts than the previous 7 years combined!

I see from stats that my page views is going up, but is still trivial compared to "popular" blogs.  But that doesn't bother me much.  In fact, the only thing that bothers me a little is the thought that I'm giving a lecture to an auditorium full of empty seats -- that's rather embarrassing.  Fortunately, neither I nor anybody else has any way of proving that I'm talking to myself, and at my age embarrassment is the least of my worries.  I enjoy posting, and as pointless hobbies go, this one is sure cheap.  :-)