Dear Alter Ego, I’m having a bit of a struggle with myself about my blog. Do I pretty it up with pictures or do I just let my words do the talking? As you know, it’s been a long time worry and the result has been that my dear little blog is looking a little bit like a dog’s breakfast. I just can’t make up my mind. All I wanted at first was a place and some space to park my thoughts and share with others. Having you as a captive audience of one is lovely but limiting.
WordPress seemed to me an ideal forum when I stumbled across it. It has statistics, which I love and a world view of visitors. And WordPress has a community, so that means I can get instant feedback, from someone across the world who can relate to what I say. (What I still can’t get my head around is that my today is often their yesterday.)
I’m fed up with visitors who just stop and stare. Is it the lack pf pictures that are getting in the way of people stayiing and sitting a spell? Do I stick to my original plan or do I give in to popular demand? Love, Mez xx
Give in, Mez. When on the World Wide Web, act as the other Webbers do. I’ve explained it all to you before. Give in. Hard copy books and newspapers are old hat. Just imagine a Dodo with your face on it and the decision should come easier. Why not join us in the 21st Century? It won’t hurt a bit.
The opposition would do it if it could. It wants more pictures but hard copy is limited by considerations of cost and advertising space. Come to think of it, the opposition is joining us one failed hard copy newspaper at a time. Better pull yourself together before it’s too late.
People are used to having thoughts translated into images, M, or at least enhanced by them. Having text only sites on the Net would be like taking a backward step into that dim past. It’s like going back to black and white TV. You won’t find them. There’s no restriction on space on the Web nor are you restricted by your imagination. AE
That’s the trouble, AE, I have no imagination to speak of. I seem to be the only one in the blogging world with that problem. That’s some distinction isn’t it? M
It’s a distinction you can live without. You need to choose, M. We both know that you’re avoiding the self-help manuals. Get on top of it or cut those pictures out altogether. Stop dithering. Kind regards, Alter Ego.