I find it fascinating what kind of stuff gets read the most.
Back on Thursday, August 28, 2014 I posted the news concerning Bangor school district's study recommending them spending between $7-$9 million on a a new stadium & athletics fields. Hardly anyone was interested. Only a few read it. No one shared a comment.
On Tuesday, September 23, 2014 I wrote about the possibility of Charlie Sheen Coming Back To 2 1/2 Men . The stats went through the roof. 10x's more people were more interested.
I've become acutely aware readers of blogs here in the Lehigh Valley only have 1 or 2 sites they participate with. I named this blog focused on my introspectives concerning issues and spending a lifetime growing up here for a reason. As I look over various other blogs, both past and present, apparently few in this area appreciate those efforts I and others have made concerning local issues over these many years.
It makes little sense to spend so much time on people who care so little. Over the years I (and others) spent countless hours researching links for each of every conceivable issue one could think of going on the Lehigh Valley offering opinion and commentary. Nearly all received a tepid response in readership. While most other bloggers gave up on them I hung in.
That Is, Until Today...
Lehigh Valley readers have taken to only one other local blog no matter how much effort is made by myself or others over the years. If dozens of readers want to respond to only one other's BS blog which caters to talking trash so-be-it.
My hopes were when I first started this blog that I could stimulate local comradeship. Apparently I was laboring under a misapprehension. No hard feelings, but I like others who have given up before me am so done worrying, trying to inform, offer opinions, links and a bit of local history in an effort to invoke intelligent discussion.
In the future...
This blog will refocus on larger issues.
Regular readers of this blog may have noticed over the last few days I've already posted items on entertainment, state and national/international issues. They've received quite a bit of attention nationally and internationally. Henceforth that will be the direction I am taking. If there is something occurring on a local level I intend to relate them to larger national problems.
Lately I've had a far greater number of visitors from outside of the Lehigh Valley who exhibited far more interest then folks here locally. It is on they (who are more appreciative) I intend to redirect my future efforts.