Successful bloggers, and indeed writers in most fields, will tell you that the key to success is to pick your target market and stick to it. No surprise, then, that the most read blogs are ones where their authors talk religiously about their chosen topic, whether that be a blog about programming methods or a blog about one man’s journey to become a vintage bus driver.
In spite of this well-acknowledged fact, you’ll notice that my blog is still littered with a whole plethora of categories, covering all sorts of topics and areas of life. I have chosen not to focus on one target audience, but to write infrequently about everything instead.
Now, finally, I’ve got round to introducing a way for you, the reader, to take control of my blog and only show the articles you’re actually interested in.
On the left hand side of the home page, third box down, you should see a nice little list of categories about which I write. By default, all of these should be ticked, indicating that you’ll see absolutely everything when you first visit. You can un-check any topics you’re not interested in, click the ‘Save preferences’ button, and you’ll never be bothered by those boring articles again. So if you’re really not interested in my Technology or Internet articles, or if Twitter rubs you up the wrong way and you’d rather not read my tweets, feel free to un-check those boxes and revel in the bliss of your new-found power…
So take a peek (go back to the home page, it won’t show anywhere else) and let me know what you think. I also have plans to give the same sort of customisability to RSS feeds.