I’m struggling a bit with what types of topics to talk about on this site (or actually, what not to talk about). Of the people I’m aware of that read this, some are fans of pro wrestling, some are not (co-workers, relatives, friends). A few have actually been involved in wrestling, most have not. A few have their own blogs or sites, most do not.
This blog is primarily for posting my experiences as an independent professional wrestler in the Minneapolis area, and secondarily to share some of my opinions of the wrestling promotions and telecasts of today.
There are other things I am interested in that some of the readers might share, but I won’t be discussing them in detail here. To help myself figure out what would be considered “off-topic”, I came up with a list of topics I will not be covering on this blog. There are countless other web sites that do a much better job in these areas than I ever could. I thought the list might be worth sharing.
Things That You Won’t See In-Depth Coverage On:
- My personal diary (a.k.a. What I had for breakfast)
- Software development
- Personal finance
- Video games
- Computers, electronics
- Home remodeling
- Web site design/development
While each of these topics may be of interest to a few of you, I think including a lot of information on any of those topics ends up diluting the main purpose stated above.
While I believe it’s a good idea to define a central purpose, I think an occasional post about a topic like the ones above, if it seems relevant, is okay. For example, I ran across a decent post on another blog about effectively using hyperlinks in a posting that I was thinking of sharing. When I was working on a previous post, I was putting in what felt like too many hyperlinks, which can sometimes make articles hard to read. Reading some of the suggestions will change the way I post in the future. The information may also be useful to those that have their own sites. While that it may be a minority of the readers I know about, the trend seems to be that a larger percentage of internet users will have their own blogs.
If I do decide to post something slightly off-topic, I’ll set it to a category other than wrestling so those that don’t care about it can filter it out using the category choices that I’ll put on the right-hand side of the page. I also recognize that some of the blogs I read for a specific purpose are more enjoyable when they have something interesting that is seemingly random, which I may decide to do from time-to-time (e.g. comments about facial hair) and categorize appropriately.
It’s starting to sound like I’m contradicting myself already. I guess what I’m saying is don’t expect to see the topics above on a regular basis, but don’t be surprised if they pop up once in awhile.