Wednesday, June 17, 2009

The Future of the Saipan Blog

There have been a few times in the last two years that I've disallowed access to this blog. The last time was about a month ago. Within 10 minutes of turning off access I received two messages from people asking me what had happened and could they please be granted permission to read my blog.

I'm starting to think that this blog has outlived its usefulness.

This blog has always been about something and now it is about nothing. For a while it was a blog about applying to the JET program; then it was a blog about living in Japan; then it was about living in Saipan; a blog about creating and coordinating Beautify CNMI; running a small non-profit; creating a monument.

Now the blog is about my new puppy and playing Mafia Wars on Facebook. How boring is that? Oddly enough, Snow White and Mafia Wars still manage to attract nearly 800 unique readers per day. How is that possible?

Anyway, the post titled The Final Post is rattling around in my abnormally large cranium. It may be coming soon.

9 comments:

Winter Park Fords said...

keep writing. seinfeld was also about nothing and everyone loved it.

Road-Block Blogger said...

Your thoughts are placed in your writing, your activities and lifestyle as well. I look at the blog as an online diary for public access on you, yourself and no one else. I'd say keep it open as I too look for inspiration in every place possible, including blogs!

IslanderFromRota said...

I agree, keep writing. It's become a ritual that I pay a visit to your blog daily. Actually, once my comp. is turned on, it's the 2nd website of the day behind mvarietynews.com.

Anonymous said...

Keep writing che-lu'!

Anonymous said...

It doesn't matter. Once a blog is favorited, it's apart of the daily web clicks if that makes any sense. Lil' Hammerheads blog looks like it's down for good, but I still visit it daily oddly enough.

Saipan Writer said...

Those boring posts get traffic because we're waiting for the next interesting post.

You're an interesting guy who does interesting stuff--at least some of the time.

Keep blogging. especially about the ocean, about issues in Saipan, and the occasional fun/personal stuff too.

jmho.

whatcha gonna call it? said...

You can't stop, it's not in you to hibernate and not express yourself. So will you open another one of those anonymous attack blogs in the vacuum that has become the CNMI blogsphere if you shut this one down?

The Saipan Blogger said...

We now know who the anonymous attack bloggers...were.

Deece said...

My blog is about nothing really. The blogs I read are about nothing in particular, just about life. Don't stop believing, hold on to that feeeeeeliiing. Oh wait, I meant, don't stop writing just because there doesn't seem to be a theme to your blog. Stop because you're bored, er, stop because you...I don't know. Stop and then start a new one. Or don't stop at all. Because you already have so many fun stories/memories saved in this blog.