Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Back to the Blogging Grind

Hello Non-existent reader world!

I miss blogging terribly and have decided that I am going to start again with renewed vigor! I have so much to say and so much going on that it's hard to focus on WHAT exactly to blog about. To get readers it seems I should just choose a singular topic essentially and blog about that. That seems boring to me a bit. I have a life of varied interests, hobbies, and plans that just to pick ONE topic would be leaving out 98% of the rest of my life. I want to blog about what is important to me, why it's important to me, and how I incorporate it into my life.

There is just so many things that I love to talk about and want to share...

such as (and in no particular order):

Exercise and Fitness
Healthy Eating
Working as an Art Teacher
My own Arting
Married Domestic Life
Geek Girls
Living in Phoenix
My new Origami of the Day Calendar!

and much much more!

So I'm going to be blogging again and if I ever actually get readers we can have discussions in the comments about what you want me to blog about more of or discuss why these things I talk about in my blog are important (or unimportant) to you.

Here's to a new year of following my many passions!


  1. I think there is wisdom in your belief that blogs with a more focused "theme" get a bigger readership. However, like you, I find that concept stifling and boring (it killed my attempt at a comics blog in 2006). My advice would be to write about all of the above, but try to do so as regularly as your interests and time permit. One of the keys to building a regular readership is to blog as often as possible. Only you can decide the schedule that would entail.

    It's trite, but the phrase "If you build it, they will come," really does apply. Stick with it and people will show up, even if it often feels like no one is out there.

    One suggestion I would make is to change the main name of the blog to "Synthetic Platypus". Your current title is descriptive, but also kind of neutral. "Synthetic Platypus" tells people less, but it's so unusual that people might click on it just to see what it's all about. I know it's in the URL, but I think it could have a bigger (positive) impact at the top of the page -- especially if you added the mascot you created.

    Synthetic Platypus is your brand on the Internet, and you should maximize its usefulness in getting your voice heard.

  2. I just don't think I have anything awesome to post, but i like reading your posts =)