Did you ever feel like taking it nice and slowly for a while? I think that’s what I’ll do for the next few days. It’s been a busy week and although normally I can sit down and quickly hammer out some old blather for your entertainment or annoyance, time will be in short supply for the next few days. I’m going to be busy with various projects, so posting might be a little sporadic. I don’t know yet. We’ll see how it goes.
This seems like a good time to return to a theme I occasionally visit: reader feedback. It’s a bit like those signs you see on the back of vans: How’s my driving? except that I actually mean it.
I’d like to know what sort of things you’d like to see more of and what you’d like to see fade out a bit. I’m not promising to do what you ask, but I do want to gauge the general feeling. Over the last couple of years, as the world has gone insane, I’m conscious that the site has become a good deal more political in its slant than it was when starting out, but I think that’s inevitable. You’d have to be blind, deaf and stupid not to become involved in the sort of issues currently afflicting everyone.
Likewise, various members of the Bock Collective have come and gone. New ones keep apppearing and I’m grateful to everyone for their voluntary contributions of time and talent. I know it isn’t easy to find space for writing when more pressing matters are at hand. So to all of them , I say Thanks. That collective approach will continue. As long as people are able to write properly (I’m fussy about that) and as long as they have something to say, there’s always space here for a guest posting.
So tell me. Do you want more sport, more politics, more cookery, more music, more random blathering? What do you want less of?
What sections could go in that we haven’t covered before? What new things do you think would work?
Come back to me and say what you think. Suggestions for improvement are always welcome, but please make them constructive. I’m afraid comments like This is a shit site simply won’t cut it.
Also, I want to say one other thing. The readership figures have continued to grow, for reasons that are largely a mystery to me, and now we have several thousand people visiting each day. That’s good, but it would be really great if more of them spoke up. So if you happen to be one of the silent majority, why not make a comment? Nobody will bite you (much).