Saturday, January 22, 2011

It's Been a While

What should I do with this blog? I just realized that the last time I wrote anything here was almost two years ago. Is it worth keeping? Should I turn it into a picture blog? Or a poetry blog? Or just close it for good. I remember the good fun I used to have writing here in the relative anonymity that I enjoyed. Now, things seems so different on a different portal, different expectations and a different audience.

When this blog used to be active, I know that the audience was mostly Nigerian, especially the "intellectual" category. (I put intellectual in parenthesis because it's such a heavy word to throw around carelessly.) In any case, I enjoyed the exchanges I had here and I found many of them challenging - a very good way to pass the time in that interesting epoch. There was Laspapi, and OmoAlagbede, and Araceli Aipoh, and Kiibaati, and Solomonsydelle, and Loomnie, and Verastic, and (I believe) Aloofar, and Nilla and LikeMack, and a few other people whom I never met but who always came back to talk about things we found interesting to talk about. Yes, that moment in time has gone with the wind. Just a few of those guys still blog, or write even.

So here I am myself, a prodigal, two years after I disappeared into the wilderness of a different experience. I don't remember consciously planning for this blog to be anything but just a portal of random thoughts so I didn't think twice before bailing on it when I had the chance. However, it's been hard to totally let go, so here I am. So what will we do? End it, finally? Renew it with fresh ideas, or turn it into something more fun and hope that some of the old (and new) guys will return? Is anyone here?