Thursday, June 16, 2016

Toying with the idea of a new article format and a new blog

I've been thinking; since most of the articles I have been posting of late (despite the infrequency of my posts) are definitely of the... opinionated type, I will apply what I have learned in university.  By that I mean whenever I post an article, I will do my best to include sources.

Will it be a pain to format the references section in this medium?  You can bet your bottom dollar it will.  But I feel that if I do not do this, my arguments lack credibility.  How many people read my blog?  Probably only a few.  But again, this blog was never really created as a platform to reach the masses.  It has always been a place for me to articulate some of my opinions.  In the past, I encouraged discussions in the past but due to Blogspot's somewhat annoying comment/reply system, the fact that I do not have many readers, and compounded by my general distaste of people who get riled up and leave nasty comments without presenting any valid arguments, such discussions have been very far and few in between.  I still do welcome well thought comments (regardless of opinion) but I have not been stating that for a long time.

Well, now I am; IF YOU HAVE A VALID COUNTER-ARGUMENT TO MINE, PLEASE SHARE, I WOULD LOVE TO BE GRANTED INSIGHT INTO DIFFERING OPINIONS.  I think it is a great way we can learn and better understand one another.

Now, the burning question is whether I want to go all out with the citations i.e. APA style, etc., or Wikipedia style and put hyperlinked sub/superscripts  Or perhaps a combination?  I might use APA since I am most familiar with that, but my in-text citations shall be hyperlinked?  Hmm.  I'll think about that.

If you have been keeping up with my blog for the past god knows how many years through all my inconsistent posts, my sincere thanks and I hope to be able to post more articles on a more regular basis in the future.

In addition to posting more articles on this blog, I am toying with the idea of starting a new blog.  Perhaps one where I will post weekly articles?  Also in the same vein as the updated format for this blog (sources, etc) but with a much more refined focus.  Perhaps tech?  Perhaps applications of tech?  Sports?  I am an avid cyclist and triathlete and I love watching rugby...  Or maybe even photography?  I'm told I'm quite good at it.  All of the above?  That would certainly open up the range available articles I can write.  Well, if I do get it started, I will be sure to update the few readers I have on this blog to check it out.

Thank you for reading!