Coming up to the three year anniversary for the blog, I find myself pondering the direction forward. One option would be to call it a day, though I feel that would be a shame, given how many good folks read it, and how much I enjoy writing it. Another option would is to evolve.
Reading an article about blog trends in a Norwegian newspaper I was interested to find that most “fashion-bloggers” (and in this case we are primarily talking about young female bloggers that have till now mainly been posting their daily outfits) are now becoming lifestyle blogs. Lifestyle? That’s a pretty inclusive term, which sounds interesting indeed.
There is also a trend of moving into other medias, such as video and podcasts. I’ve dabbled a bit in video, but all the editing and presentation is another time-consuming task. A podcast? Hard to come up with good ideas for topics there. The most obvious would be me and my good pal Scratch talking thrash. Scratch can work up a good rant on most topics, so it might be a viable idea.
I’ve also been pondering about writing a book for a while. I have a decent idea of what it would be like, and it’s not as if I don’t already have a considerable amount of raw material to draw from. Does the world need another mediocre menswear book? Maybe, maybe not. I’ve read enough of those available to know how I’d do it different.
Increasing the scope to include more lifestyle type of topics would allow me to write about more of the things that interest me, such as interior design, telenovellas, gentlemans fragrances and exotic vacations. Well, you probably know me well enough by now to know that is not where my interests lie… I think more along the lines of food and nutrition, ecological farming, vintage cars, environmental issues, hobbyist electronics and … well, I find interesting stuff everywhere, especially if it has a good portion of “different” included.
Of course, this doesn’t mean I’ll be dropping my core business, letting you know about companies and garments in the world of menswear that I consider to be Good Stuff. And mantiques, sewing projects, books and stuff. After all, it’s not as if I stumbled and knocked my noggin, ok?
Now I need to come up with a good idea for next weeks grand giveaway. One that doesn’t involve an annoying repost-campaign on Instagram. Ideas? Drop me a mail on WellDressedDad@gmail.com if you have a cracking idea, or something you’d like me to give away to a lucky reader!