Saturday, May 10, 2014

Renovations For Caponomics

Within the last week or so, we reached 30,000 page views, which is a huge milestone for this blog. I had no idea that the material that I contributed to this blog would result in that many readers, including a handful that remain actual followers. So this leads me to a decision that I have been pondering, but will be going forth with regarding what I should do with my blog next. While I have thoroughly enjoyed discussing anything and everything that has been lingering through my mind, I feel that it is time to establish myself by engaging in discussion of a more designated area. Just about anyone involved in the world of blogging will make mention to the fact that, "the best bloggers are the ones that write about a designated topic." That has always remained in the back of my head, but I have continued to write about the various areas of interest. Everybody has the opportunity to transition, now is that time for Caponomics.

For those of you that have been following, I am beginning to establish myself in two particular areas. The first is with getting my short story, "Pity Teeth," published in the Speculations From New Jersey in March. I hold high hope in moving forward with working on some more written work throughout the upcoming summer. Second, Literary Gladiators premiered on YouTube in February, with two additional episodes in April, and three more that will be coming out within the next few weeks. My goal is to film forty more episodes that will be released on a weekly (roughly so) basis starting in September. In order to fulfill the impression that one may want from a column who has a passion for reading and creating written work, many more of my posts will have to do with writing and reading, books and literature, but without limit to any specific area. I will write book reviews, short story reviews, poem reviews, play reviews, anything within that particular realm. I will be decreasing the submissions of posts in other areas. That does not mean they are going away for good, for I am interested in submitting a Shark Tank post and still want to continue the tradition of predicting the upcoming NFL season. It only means that literature will take the forefront of this blog. In addition to going over work that I have read, I will be keeping you up to date with what I am writing and the progress of Literary Gladiators.

From what I have seen as a result of looking at my statistics, my literature related reviews are garnering some attention. I am getting views for "The Monkey's Paw" by W.W. Jacobs and "The Lottery Ticket" by Ventura Garcia Calderon, both of which are often overlooked, but are brilliant short stories that not only prove a point, but leave you thinking well after you have completed it. The most popular post regarding literature is one I wrote for "The Starry Night" by Anne Sexton. This is one of my favorite confessional poems covering the psyche of a world at lost, the meaning of a "lost world" can be interpreted any which way. I have come to the conclusion that I seek enjoyment out of writing about the written and if I were to only write about one area, this would be it.

Some may say that this is an act of conformity. I have spent three years against going the common grain of picking a designated topic and sticking with it. This is NOT an act of going with the crowd, but more so an act of establishing Caponomics as what Caponomics is meant to be and what I feel it should be. I follow some excellent book review blogs and have garnered correspondence with Carina from Carina's Books and the ladies from Loaded Shelves (which, if you have not checked them out just yet, check them out!). I feel that Caponomics could very easily stray into the category of a book/literature based blog of its own breed, as an opportunity to pull people in with a point of view on a particular work, but on the other hand introduce them to some new works that even I am beginning to discover through my expeditions of exploring the best of what literature has to offer. The ability to spark a reaction from the reader is the most important task I have at hand and however I can do this is the direction I want to take.

What I plan to review first and when will be decided, but I will most definitely share a Shark Tank related post that will be one of the few moments with which I stray from the direction I plan to head and will have the episodes of Literary Gladiators with which we discuss: Frankenstein by Mary Shelley, "Howl" by Allen Ginsberg, and The Poetry of Emily Dickinson. I highly encourage you to familiarize yourself with these works, for it will assist you in giving you a sense of direction regarding where the conversation is bound to go. Either way, these are works we encourage you to get your hands on. 

4 comments:

  1. Good luck with the changes! Speaking of which, I have recently co-started a weekly news show called TechHouse News via Google Plus and Hangouts On Air. We also have our own Blogger/Blogspot blog! I'll send you the links if you want. Btw, the show gets uploaded to our own YouTube channel as well.

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    1. Thank you, Kevin! I would be happy to see your TechHouse News and follow it. Sounds like a very interesting concept!

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  2. Yay :D Congrats on 30,000 page views Josh ;) That is awesome. Amazing post as well :)

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    1. Thank you so much, Carina! You are awesome!

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