|E1 – Intro||E1||E2|
What l try to do, and l have tried to achieve since January 2018 – just a few months after starting this blog the previous September is to provide not an Entertainment blog as that is a specialised niche, but an Entertaining blog … which isn’t specifically a niche. I work towards providing posts which l hope will appeal to my readership and like readers, l too have many tastes. One of the reasons, l simply cannot offer a full-on niched blog is quite simply l would be bored shitless if l only wrote in a particular genre.
I have many passions and have worked in many different fields during my years career wise and seen and learned much, have been fascinated with hundreds of hobbies, studied many different topics and the list goes on .. but l have always maintained that l don’t just live one life, l live several and every time a new year starts and the previous one disappears – reflectively l am starting again in many ways.
As l have aged, the sheer volume of my life or the energies of my life and lives have not increased per se, nor have they decreased, but like a good wine matures … l have become wiser, more experienced and l start to specialise with interests which l have a very deep fondness for and so the thousands of ‘items of life’ that l have known, slowly become hundreds and then further whittle down to a few and then a handful.
These days l only have a ‘handful’ of prime interests, but l am deeply passionate about them.
I am focused on exercise with an end result of health and overall wellbeing, l still like to game online but am particular what l play, l like to read, listen to music, watch films, garden, compost, walking, keep active with environmental issues, photography and of course writing and to blog. That’s pretty much everything l am focused on as well as keeping my mind open to new opportunities.
With the ambitiousness of creating an entertaining blog, l strive to make this possible using diverseness, eclecticism, variousness, multiplicity and if possible, distinctiveness or in a more simplified approach … l try to offer my readership, a personalised uniquity – which we ALL endeavour to provide..
With so many blogs, writers, authors and published posts every day presenting themselves to individual readers, readerships, audiences, and communities alike – being a blogger isn’t always an easy task. It takes dedication and passion, imagination, creativity, patience, understanding, logic, communications, consistency, positivity and of course the very much-loved focus.
But also, a blogger needs to keep their content as fresh as possible so as to NOT bore readers and that too can sometimes create stumbling blocks for any writer not just a blogger. Writer’s block is an enemy to many, luckily, l don’t experience that … l keep my blog filled with variables so if l find that l am waning interest wise or running out of content to produce in one area then l have something to always fall back on.
I maintain in A Guy Called Bloke five main genres in which l can produce content within – these being – Running Features, Mini Featurettes, Prompts, Interviews and Specials or One Offs – not all these genres are active all the time, but usually four out of the five are regulars over the course of every quarter to half year.
I run inhouse promotions and series like these and the Plenty for 20 of last year, to inform my readership of any changes l am making in blog and give the reasons why certain series are finishing or will be stopped and not seen again so that people will hopefully see, that l am never just writing blind and whilst YES of course l write ultimately for myself – l am also writing for a readership and so l must work towards providing content that they too find enjoyable – and this means that when some series do not ‘perform’ as well as they could, then these must be revamped or removed.
Blog Changes 2BDUN42021 will be a mini-series comprising of 3 episodes only, this Introduction being one of them and it will not be a series that will run for the duration of 2021 but will be finalised by no later than the end of January.
There are a few changes planned in for this coming year, a few new features and series and one offs. I have been slowly working on and inside the blog for the past year, continually updating and improving the navigation … l’ll not lie – Block Editor whilst l am used to it now and thankfully it doesn’t cause as many glitches as it once did, still isn’t perfect and it can make the creation of some posts very time consuming and with that some series become non-viable.
Last year l started a new ‘pilot’ season of The Hello with a new feature called Mini Featurettes and this displayed several series that were either new ideas being piloted or were once regulars to this blog but had lost readership interest and so in order to establish if they were still popular l ran them briefly and analysed their performances and readership reaction over November and December to see if they were still favoured and as l suspected quite a few were not and will now be either revamped for future publishing, removed or purely act as ‘One Off Specials every now and again’ . In addition to these – there are also features that were advertised to start but have now been pulled and cancelled.
Below are the features to be worked on and cancelled or deleted …
|The Three iii’s of Sqiggiddily||Never launched|
|Bargain Hunter||Never launched|
|Ask My Blog Anything||Unpopular|
|The List Tinkerer’s||Unpopular|
|Find Me A Film||Being Revamped|
|321 Quote Me||No Longer Popular|
|Didja Kno||Unpopular/Replaced with Didja Kno Special One Offs|
|Coffee Chatz [Interview Series]||Never launched/Replaced|
|Waistcoat Weekly [Interview series]||Never launched/Replaced|
The Mini-Featurettes is still to be active as it serves mostly as an inhouse promotions feature in support to the main blog but now only has a few features attached these being …. Epic Captions, Mixitup, Random Quotes, The Weekend Quickie, Blast From The Past and Didja Kno Specials as well as advertising new features to appear in the blog itself.
Anyway, just wanted to touch base with you and introduce this new one off mini-series and l will see you all in the next episode where l will discuss the new series planned in for this year and so till then ….
Thanks for reading.