Monday, October 24, 2016
Should I Stay or Should I Go
As the temperature has finally dropped where I live, we have reached the time of year that is most precious to me.
This time of year I feel different than usual. When I step outside, take in deep breaths of Autumn air, scented with dead leaves and wood smoke, I feel like I can take on the world.
I also feel a sense of yearning.
For something different.
For something more.
I love this time of year, even though it is very conflicting.
No matter that I feel the urge to strike out on a new adventure, I also feel the need to stay where I am planted, to not leave the comfortable routine.
Now, applying this in a less broad sense...
I'm restless with my blog.
I've felt this way for a while.
But I keep putting off changing to a new blog, which would actually bo rather easy.
Because I don't want to leave "Noner Says." Not the blog, but the outward web presence. It is my twitter, it is my instagram, it is my facebook fan page. Each of them have followers. Thousands of followers in a couple of instances.
My social media following isn't especially loyal, but at least it looks better to the rest of the world to have over 1,000 non-clicking followers than to have 0 followers altogether.
I have been looking at starting a personal blog on Wordpress, for the chance of getting different eyes on my blatherings than I have currently.
Wordpress offeres things I love. It also takes away things I love. Like the ability to have adsense (not that I've ever gained a penny from having adsense) and other forms of monitization, and the ability to REALLY customize how my page looks.
So, I'm thinking of making TWO personal pages. Keeping Noner Says, and starting a new one, under a different name, on Wordpress.
A test, maybe. Update each one semi-daily. Promote them the same amount. See which one grows the most?
What do you think? Have you ever felt this way?