Wednesday, April 13, 2011

I Will Never Be Mainstream

I will never be mainstream.  I will never be mainstream.  I will never be mainstream. Perhaps I should repeat it some more.  Suffice it to say this blog will never achieve the traffic or the popularity of a Willful Caboose, or a Goose's Roost or any of a number of other blogs with Sabres content.  I don't blog exclusively about Sabres hockey or the minutiae of daily life or things that have widespread appeal.  I delve into divisive and taboo topics like bondage, and porn that large swaths of people shy away from and often take a less than comfortable look at my own personal life.  And I certainly don't try to be any silly things like family friendly, safe for work, or professional.

I am okay with this fact, I have long made peace with it, even though I forget it sometimes.  I think it's only human to want to achieve a certain level of pleasant notoriety in your community (electronic or otherwise) or among your peers.  There are days when I don't give a flying fuck what anyone thinks about me, and others where I wonder if I'm being too abrasive in discussing a topic and pissing off the wrong people.  I don't want to drive people away, but at the same time I realize that there are those that will never get me...and I do want to drive them away.  They've no place here.

It's for these reasons that I am thankful for the opportunity to write Vulgar Statistics for Black and Blue and Gold, to have one sector of my life where I can play nice, and have standards of decency and professionalism and a widespread readership instead of facing "ooh, that guy talks about porn and bondage, let's stay away from him."

I thought for a while about separating this blog into Sabres content, and other content, but decided not to for a couple of reasons.  The first of which is that there would inevitably be times when I wasn't posting on one or the other, and that's no good.  But more importantly because several people have told me that they enjoy the "extra-curricular" content.

I'm not sure what the purpose of this entry really was except to think out loud for a while (well...you know what I mean.)  If we want to dumb down the message, I guess I can say, "I won't ever change."  You guys are stuck with me.

3 comments:

  1. I occasionally find myself reading the porn/bondage entries anyways so I'm glad that you have all of your content on one blog.

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  2. Found you through BBG, added your blog to my viewing (and of course met you in person briefly). I don't mind the alt-lifestyle stuff. You do what you do and it's up to us to filter (if we're so inclined) and that's cool.

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