Well, the Pod has been running for a very long time now. There's been over 400 posts, and over 12,000 visitors in that time. It's been great fun, but lately I've realised that I have a problem: I am running out of things to say.
There are of course blogs which have been going for more than five years, and I wonder - how do they do it? Of course, it helps if your blog has a theme, like Omni's great blog on the theories of the universe, or the political diary of Senator Andrew Bartlett, or a photo journal like Sydney Photo.
But I just crap on about myself, post after post, month after month...and now edging into year after year. Since my life doesn't change very much, exciting events being few and far between, this means that - as happens in Cosmopolitan, where the same basic articles are repeated year in, year out, with slightly different titles - there seems to be a set of posts which I repeat, with slight variations, over and over.
In fact, I've been thinking, I could save some time by devising a random post generator...I'd just need to pick a theme, and bingo, a fresh post! The themes would be as follows:
Do you see how this would work? In fact, if I can patent the thing, I bet I could make a fortune (no stealing my idea! You saw it here first!!!). Of course, I could just try to be more interesting, but that sounds like way too much work...