And it made me think, and I decided this blog will change focus, and maybe branding too (Name, etc.)
The decision isn’t only because of the post, however that post is what drove me to jump the hoop.
Also, because of this focus, I will probably post less often, maybe 1-2 times per month. However, I will post in a more regular schedule.
The New Focus
I am going to focus much more on content. But not only that. The content will now be focused on stuff I am currently learning (Outside of school.) So that would be:
A) Copyright, Creative Commons, GPL, DMCA, and everything that comes along with that. This also led me to the next part. I find the area of law in general quite interesting, fascinating even. So, I believe that this copyright research is just a phase, but that my interest in Law won’t fade. Posts in this section will be in the category called “Law
B) Essays I read. I currently have a huge amount of stuff from Freesouls, Eric S. Raymond’s site, and Paul Graham’s essays, are currently on my To Read folder. (Yes, I downloaded the whole sites. This will be captured in the category Essays.
D) Languages. I have started learning Russian. (I have gotten the pronunciation of the alphabet down, and have started on the vocab!) Once I master that (Which I don’t think I will for a minimum of 6 more years) I plan on moving on to an Arabic language (Arabic, or Turk, or something.) That will leave me with English, French (Already fluent in those two), German (Learning in school), Russian, and Arabic. I might move on to Chinese after, but that seems more complicated to learn on my own. I will use the category Languages for this.
E) After publishing, I realized I had forgotten another part: Activism. Anything related to activism I am involved with (At the moment, it would notably be UNiTE (raising awareness to violence towards women) Mozilla (Open source software, freedom of information), copyright reform and promoting digital literacy.
F) Finally, my DIY projects. Yes, the blog is sorta kinda named after that, no? I will document DIY projects I do, with instructions, and any knowledge that I found in doing it.
Now comes the question: Should I clean up previous posts?
I have a gut repulsion to that; the same way I cringed when deleting the thesis of the last essay in English, in order to rewrite.
I think I might leave it… I might clean it up, I don’t know.
What do you think? Do you agree with this change of direction, thinking it will make the blog better? Do you think I should clean up previous posts?
Tell me! Comment! Please! I love comments! (I’ll give you a virtual candy bar!)
Edit: I just went through my past posts, cleaning up the categories, and decided I will allow myself to blog about 2 other stuff (Or at least leave those categories in existence): Photography, and fiction. Photography because I really enjoy it, and will most certainly be continuing it. And fiction because I don’t want to close a mental door on the possibility.