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I'm thinking of restarting my old blog. Yes, I know, the one I ditched last year. Well, a woman's prerogative is to change her mind, isn't it? But I'm thinking of having it as an rather than a background one as it was previously. I would probably also go for WordPress rather than Blogger, because I'm thinking of moving my blog over to WordPress so I can properly monetise it.

It won't be for any time soon, as I need to get the reviews corralled into one place first instead of the several locations where they currently reside. Then I have at least one body of work to call mine again.

But it seems that, as with my reviews, I often write about the same things: the buses, Other People's Children, people watching.

I don't intend to be another People I Want to Punch in the Throat, but it might be a good idea to have somewhere to park those thoughts which deserve a bigger audience than a revshare site.

What do you reckon? Would you read it? It's a bit more lightweight than the reviews and has more substance than 'what I had for breakfast' style posts, after all.

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MegL wrote on September 7, 2015, 4:57 PM

It really depends on the content and the style of writing. One blog I read occasionally is hands free mama. Another is the LifestyleSupport Guru. They are both very different. I also read Almost a newsletter by Boogie Jack, it's for web masters but contains a lot of newsy content. A regular email I get trying to sell me software keeps getting allowed to stay because I love reading it, even if I don't always buy what they sell or give away. The one common denominator in all these is real authentic life interest sections. They aren't just trying to sell me something, they are sharing a part of their life.

Paulie wrote on September 8, 2015, 2:16 AM

Yes, if you had an opinion blog, I would read it, especially if the opinions were on controversial subjects.

WordChazer wrote on September 8, 2015, 2:36 PM

That's what I was thinking. And a bit about the variety of people I run into on the bus perhaps too. So, as you say, sharing a bit of my life. Public transport is a great people watching location, after all.

WordChazer wrote on September 8, 2015, 2:38 PM

Some of them will be controversial, undoubtedly. I have very unfavorable views on politicians, responsible parenting and who should be allowed to mess with Mother Nature. (Hands off polar bears, they're mine. All mine.)

Paulie wrote on September 9, 2015, 4:00 AM

I also have unfavorable views on politicans and also pop artists like Rihanna and Miley Cyrus.

WordChazer wrote on September 9, 2015, 2:37 PM

Hellz yeah - 'celebs' really rile me. They're most of the time famous for...what, exactly? Bad behavior that would get the rest of us put on garden leave from work or at least a disciplinary hearing.