My blog, Hodoeporics, is now eight-weeks old, and I could really use some criticism to improve it.
The idea was to keep an informative blog. In particular, a blog marked by a cosmopolitan intent to provide interesting news, perspectives (including controversial or taboo topics), facets of a given society and different kinds of information about countries and cultures all over the world, without assuming a judgmental point of view. [Hodoeporics means 'travel narrative']
I'm also interested in science and maths news - but I try to limit those to news and topic that could interest or at least intrigue the average reader. Photography and animals/nature are frequent topics too. I regularly add a "light" humor or "strange-but-true" post to balance the overall tone of the blog.
What do you think? What do you think works and what doesn't? Opinions, suggestions and criticism are welcome. I'm trying to keep a blog I like, but want also to ensure it is also useful/enjoyable to readers.
The main difficulty I am finding is keeping it appropriate for readers that come from all over the world. Another problem is expressing opinions: I noticed it is harder to start discussion about the topics I post if I try to keep a neutral view about them. How could I encourage my readers to discuss openly the topics I post? I'm given the impression that by keeping opinions fair and relative readers don't feel intrigued enough to state their views. Is that so?
Again, your opinion is welcome. Thanks for your time.