June 28, 2014

What To Do With A Floundering Blog...

Re-read some old blog posts last night.
2010, 2011, even some of 2012 were actually pretty good if I were to toot my own horn.

Almost daily updates, primarily original content, bad photoshops, silly YouTube videos, chock full of pop culture references, oh, and Lilly...it was awesomesauce.

What the heck happened?

"Malaise" is not really a word I use...because it's fancy, but it's probably the best adjective for this site over the past 2 years.


I've noticed this blog has morphed into some sort of lackluster "fishing report" / tenkara-fetish site.
I mean really, just tell me to knock it off about tenkara already...

In all, a very strange turn of events for the dude who was tossing Panther Martins at stocked trout while wearing rubber hip waders only a few short years ago.

So I'm going to give some thought over the next few days to how resurrect this sucker.  
Not exactly sure what that means, but I do know three things this blog will not become in future posts...

1)  A legitimate fishing news source of any sort
2)  A fountain of regurgitated links...like you know who...too easy, and too many of them already
3)  Dudes in Waders.  No dudes anywhere.  Hell no 

Why even care?  Because if you're going to do something, you might as well do it right. 
Nobody likes reading a floundering blog.  Not even Long John Silver.

However a Bikini Bowfishing blog...


  1. I feel your pain as Bill Clinton said. I started out with some verve and excitement, got bogged down in life and let FR lose its way. Now I'm not sure where I was ever headed with it. Contemplating the same things. Bikini bow fishing does seem like a solid option.

  2. Posted a comment from my phone, but I think something got messed up....so I will post again.

    I feel ya. There are days I think I should do the humane thing and put my blog out of its misery, but there is apart of me that likes watching it flounder. It doesn't help that stupid me thought it would be a brilliant idea to start a second one. I need to kill one....kill it with fire and just focus on one.

  3. Mike, I think we are guilty of letting our blogs flounder at times, and, I always felt that it was o.k.
    It takes a tremendous amount of energy and tenacity to be a successful blogger over the long run. Blogs like yours set the pace for fellow bloggers to attempt to be a valid blogger themselves. Ok, what do I know about successful blogging.......................................................................................

  4. What? I thought "You Know Who" was all original content...

  5. I sometimes think that with all the other social media sites, one might not be able to give enough attention to a single site like your blog. That's most of the reason I only do NCT and don't follow Facebook, Twitter, and all those others. On the other hand, a bikini bowfishing blog, Right On.

  6. Thanks for the comments everyone. Honestly, I still love blogging, especially as a gateway to meet a bunch of cool people. Just going to stop mailing it in. I think you're right Shoreman, I bet social overload has something to do with it...far easier to "Share" or "Re-Tweet" than actually compose a coherent blog post.

  7. Great, now I'm hungry for flounder.