A long time ago I wrote two very funny posts which were on how to date geeks. Till date, those posts have got some of the highest hit counts out of all the posts I typed up.
I guess people have figured that hitting on a web page that talks about how to hit on a geek is perhaps a close approximation to hitting upon an idea on how to hit on a real geek.
All I can say is that no one would have found any practical dating advice on my blog. Yet, as a side effect, my follower count rose quite sharply since I published those posts.
I haven’t written a single other post either on geeks or on dating. So I often wonder what happened to those readers who subscribed to my blog expecting more on geeks or at least more humorous writing. Were they disappointed?
My impatient mind has been jumping from topic to topic through the life of this blog, now writing about a memory triggered by something that happened, now noting my stray thought on some aspect of social media, now expressing my perspective on the city I live in or on a city I visited, now posting some pictures and now simply chatting with my readers.
Readers keep dropping by, showing their likes, leaving their comments. Many pass by silently. The material I publish here is broad and it attracts a broad range of readers. A variety of topics sets me free but what does it do for readers?
I suspect that some readers are college students, some are older reading when they have leisure. Some, I suspect, read on phones on their way to work or maybe before they go to sleep.
One of the important features that sets a blog apart from other genres of writing is that it is a dynamic form that not only has the capacity to change over time but also to incorporate readers’ ideas in its own development. It can shape itself based on readers’ reactions. One of the resolutions I made for the blog this year is to become a little more involved in the blogosphere and try to make this space a little more interactive.
I decided to begin the year with knowing a little bit more about you, about who you are and why you come here.
So reader, who are you? Have you written a post introducing yourself? Do you want to write one? What kinds of blogs do you read? Why do you blog? What first drew you to the blogosphere?
I’d like to know.
If you write a post especially in response to my curiosity and post a link below, I’d be honoured. If you already have a page that will lead me to you, do post a link below. Or you can simply write a few lines if you like.
I’ll wait eagerly to see what you have to say.
Note: The post I talked about above is How to date a Geek man: Advice to non-geek women, not the one selected by WordPress below.