Friday, February 2, 2024

#FollowFriday for #FollowFebruary

 I have been blogging for a long time. 16 years, 17 when April hits. Prior to that, I had a website, The Other Side, that I started mainly as a means to teach myself HTML and, later, PHP.  To point is I consider myself up on top of what is happening in my little nook of the Internet. It's not everything, but I am generally not surprised by things.

Simon Bunny
This picture has nothing at all to do with this post. I just love it. Simon Bunny is now 6.

So I was...well, surprised when a recent call for blog sites on a recent social media post turned up dozens of blogs I had never seen or read before.

My effort then for February is to follow and interact with more of these "new to me" blogs and expand out to more. Also, I want to get my own readership up a bit. Granted I know I am niche flavor inside a niche market. It might be likely that I have appealed to everyone I am going to. But I guess there is that off chance that I have not. I'd like to find those people, I'd like them to find me. 

The ultimate goal, of course, is to are new ideas to read and new things I have considered. This is D&D's and RPG's 50th anniversary, I have been active for 45 years of that. Even then, I don't pretend to know it all. I mean, think you know games? Go to Gen Con one year and be amazed at all the stuff you know and how much more you don't.

What can you do?

Simple! Recommend me a new blog. Recommend an old one you really like for me to read. Let's expand our circles of community.


PT Dilloway said...

I like that your blog had a list of other blogs on the side. I found a couple that I like visiting that way. Someone else's blog did that too so recently I made my own list to put on my blog ( so I could keep track of when they have new posts. Which for some is almost daily and others maybe once a month. It's unfortunate a lot of blogs have really fallen by the wayside. I'm not sure if that's social media or the authors just stopped caring to update them.

PT Dilloway said...

And here are some blogs that aren't on your list that I like when they have something new:

Timothy S. Brannan said...

Great! I'll add these to my reading lists!

AP said...

I have returned after years away. I've been keeping track of your work, of course!