So I mentioned on Monday that I try to avoid niches and specialist subjects, which inhibits my range of posts. I could talk about the video games I'm playing. I've spent the past week playing Mass Effect 1 and 2 (yeah I'm late to the party) and while they were good games, I was a bit disappointed by the end of two because something I had been trying to prevent happening, happened. I could go in to detail on the games, and how good I found them. I could talk about the stuff I'm studying for my university course, and I actually had a little chat with Fang on Twitter about it. It's pretty cool actually, but to me it's specialist. You have to have an interest in it. I've talked about video games before, and it didn't go down too well because not everyone was interested in them, and I try to cater to as many people as possible.
I watch some TV shows, I play video games, I listen to music and podcasts, but I feel like I couldn't really post about them. I don't like the idea really of leaving people out. I realise that in life you can't cater to everyone, and I should be in business for myself and posting about what I want to post about, but I want to keep as many people in the loop as possible and not make anyone feel left out.
I know that when I do talk about something "specialist", I go in to as much detail as possible and make it as inclusive as possible, but I still don't like that idea. It's the biggest problem I have with podcasting really. If I want to try and get mass appeal to my podcast, I should probably pick a certain subject and stick to it. Chances are that the same could be said of my blog. But, if I did that, I would be turning my back on everyone who got me to where I am today. I wouldn't want someone to feel left out, and like they have no place here. Everyone is welcome here, and that's why I try to keep everything as simple, succinct, and open to everyone as possible.
I just thought I'd explain that one to you.