Same Meat, Different Gravy
After a short break the time has come to relaunch Contains Moderate Peril. Ironically I've returned to blogging just as the Blaugust has started, so bang goes my plan to reduce my writing schedule. So for the next month I shall be writing everyday but once this event comes to an end on the 31st, I will defer to my original idea of writing several times a week.
I've written in the past about the importance of finding a writing schedule that is both comfortable and achievable. It is beneficial for both the writer and readers. If your audience knows that there is going to be regular content then they will visit consistently. The moment you cease posting articles then the traffic will abruptly stop. The old incarnation of this site has seen a 75% reduction in traffic over the last fourteen days.
There is something quite invigorating about a new website. As of yet, there are no broken links or missing images and the blog has a lean and streamlined feel to it. I certainly am impressed with Squarespace and can see why they are rapidly becoming the website host of choice. It was very easy to create Contains Moderate Peril 2.0 and get things up and running. Too often the aesthetics of a blog can become a distraction and hours can be lost tweaking templates rather than writing.
Overall it will be business as usual for Contains Moderate Peril. I will continue to write about movies, TV and gaming as well as other aspects of popular culture, only this time round I shall be more candid and forthright. This is after all a platform for personal opinion and expression. The site may also on occasion stray into other contemporary issues and news stories. Simply put if it’s something I'm thinking about then it may well turn up here.
So now that I've set out my stall, I guess it’s just a case of getting on with the content creation. There’s no need for a mission statement and I'm not going to hamstring myself by setting unnecessary goals. I'm just going to write and share my thoughts. If there’s one lesson I've learnt after seven years of blogging is that it doesn't need to be any more complicated than that.