Some folk (directly and indirectly) have challenged me to create a more focussed blog. One that “sticks to the point” whatever that point might be. I doubt it will ever happen.
“…the only unifying factor is I write about and link to whatever I find interesting. Not that I don’t focus mainly on a small groups of topics I’m interested in (technology, photography, food, design, economics, science, etc.) but the day-to-day or week-to-week focus varies widely. Which makes the site an acquired taste; you actually have to read it for a bit to get the gist.”
I don’t remotely have the audience that Jason has but I do identify with what he says. I write about and link to those things I find interesting. And my ADD driven brain is a little like a beagle on a gazillion scent trails. (Free the Beagle as the Wiz might say.)
I’ve also quit worrying about my readership stats. In fact, since returning from Kenya, I haven’t bothered to check my numbers at all (other than the occasional glance at my Technorati ranking). I write now when I want to, when something provokes me or when I find something I want to share. Of course, I write for an audience. I just no longer care about the size.