2.07.2007

I think I need help

I've begun to think that this blog is getting a too scattered. I've just been writing about things that I think about. period. Perhaps I'm "recording" too many "fancies"?

People looking for letterpress and discussions about onionskin paper
(and you wouldn't believe how many people out there are searching for onionskin--what were they THINKING stopping production on that) come by and see posts about found photography. Ephemera collectors find the site and then run away from the (overwrought) philosophical noodling. Then there are the rants about "peaches" or bad architecture...and those abstruse German terms!

Those German terms probably send everyone running.

And to top it off, since I am a graphic designer after all, some friends refer to this as a 'design blog', when of course I haven't written once about graphic design...

I'd most likely do everyone a favor if I concentrated on some graspable topic (and preferably a topic I know something about). Perhaps something prescriptive-- like:

"I am a graphic designer and I've found this cool French site
of "incongruit├ęs typographique", where, if you choose your links carefully, you can get free fonts!"

Then I'd have
several nice pictures of foreign- looking and idiosyncratic French hand-painted signs.

Is that what I need to do? Is that what I need to do in order to keep readers after I get great mentions on ephemera, or things? In order to get some discussion going? I really need advice.
Hello? Is this thing on?

7 comments:

soboyle said...

I like things as they are myself, I find here unique subjects that I would have not come across otherwise, I find it refreshing. I come back here because it's not like other blogs, so my humble advice is to carry on as you are. I especially like your thoughts on architecture, photography in its many forms, and urban issues, subjects in which we seem to share interests.

dclouse said...

Labeling these realms is difficult. Consider the cumbersome full name of the Bard Graduate Center, which I can never remember though I'm a student there: The Bard Graduate Center for Studies in the Decorative Arts, Design, and Culture. *gasp for air* "Material Culture" has a dusty socialist flavor. Isn't there a sexy, long German word for what interests you?

angela said...

wow, nice words to hear, Shaun. Thank you.

I think I'm due for an "urban issues" posting...

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"dusty socialist flavor" love that, Doug!

Anonymous said...

Happiest of Blogdays...your page is the only blog I will read...thanks for your words on my screen...letterpress, ephemera and onion skin...make my day...

Carol said...

I'm with Anonymous, in spades! what is this is one-of-a-kind, that's what it is -- and as such, priceless.

Treet said...

I am intrigued, inspired, motivated- but never overwhelmed, with your blog! So much to absorb, never a dull moment. I am one of the searchers of onion skin paper, by the way.lol Don't change a thing, you have it all under control...

Treet

angela said...

Aww-- Thank you Treet!

I still feel as though I could be doing something better in "branding" myself. Getting a regular and bigger readership. I guess I need to bve a bit more regular in my posts first.

Thanks for the great comments though!

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