By Brian | December 28, 2011 | Share on Facebook
With 2011 coming to a close, and my Brain Celebri-teaser contest coming to an end, I’ve been thinking about what to do with my blog in 2012.
The Photoshop contest had basically become the entirety of the content in 2011 for two reasons. First, the amount of media I consume exploded this year (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Podcasts, as well as the e-mail & blog traffic I used to read), and despite the name of the blog, I do eventually need some sleep. Second, the very presence of Facebook’s status update feature has allowed me to share quick thoughts and/or links with a much wider audience and with much less effort.
That said, I’ve come to miss writing longer form entries (even if very few people read them), so I’m thinking of starting up again. I won’t be foolhardy enough to plan out a schedule, because every time I’ve done that in the past, I’ve failed to keep it up. But I have been brainstorming some topics/features to write about. Here’s what I’ve got so far:
- The 2012 Photoshop Contest: I don’t want it to be the only thing on the blog, but I do enjoy sharpening my Photoshop skills, and I’ve certainly enjoyed the weekly guesses (even if it’s only been a few of you guessing). So I’ll create something for 2012 (still kicking around ideas). And I’ll try to make it so people still want to guess even if someone else has guessed first. I’ve received feedback that the previous contest fell down a bit on this score, so we’ll see about improving that.
- Late Night TV Watch: Despite my new fascination with sleeping, I do watch a lot of late night television (mostly Jon Stewart and Jimmy Fallon). But I record them on my DVR and watch them in bunches – often on the weekends. Periodically, one of them does something thought provoking or especially funny, so I figure I’ll use the blog to tell you about it (and provide links or embedded video where I can).
- Through the Filters: Given the various media I now find myself consuming, I’m sure there will the occasional Tweet, YouTube video or Podcast that I’ll find interesting enough to share. So I’ll try to do that as well.
If anyone has any requests, feel free to leave them in the comments. I’m open to experimenting if you guys are…