Some Thoughts on a Blog Focus

I can never quite figure out what I’m doing with this blog. As I look back at all my posts over the last three years, I realize that my focus has been incongruous at best. At times, I’ve used it to share a particularly strange or otherwise noteworthy YouTube video. Other times, I’ve gone into length diatribes about videogames or technology. And still other times, I’ve had delusions of being an online reporter, spreading news to the uninformed denizens of the interwebs. It is for this reason that I have read through and deleted many posts in my archive, primarily because they no longer fit with the image of this blog.

Too often, Irish Ninjutsu’s content has leaned heavily towards the geekier aspects of my life. Now, I’m still an unapologetic geek, but there’s far more to who I am than just anime, videogames, and computers. Even beyond my love of social dancing, there are so many funny and interesting things that regularly happen in my life. I’d love to practice my talents for wit and storytelling and hone them in the written form. This blog will be my testing ground.

There are some bloggers out there who would perhaps disagree with my actions, and if this blog were going to continue on a “maybe once-a-month” posting schedule, I might have just left well enough alone. However, my current digital detox has renewed by passion for writing and I intend to make this blog a regular fixture of my writing schedule. With three posts in less than a week, I’m already on track for success.

And for those of you who might be concerned about the potential impact on Save the Colossi: by and large, this new blogging philosophy will have little impact on my writing over there. There will likely be an influx of shorter, experiential posts, but the current, longer format will continue as well.

It’s going to be an interesting experiment, but I’m hopeful that the end result will be more compelling for everyone.