Sunday, February 15, 2009


I'm all about feedback. No, really. I am. I cry love when the readers criticize give me feedback.

Actually, no, that hasn't happened. All the feedback I've gotten has been very positive and helpful. However, one comment I received in person has gotten me thinking. You see, I was in a meeting a while back when someone mentioned that they read this blog quite often, but wished I would attach "more personality" to it, so they could better relate to the blogger behind the blog.

I've been mulling it over and I'm not sure how I feel about it. I don't want to turn this into the "me" show, because that's not what this is. However, as a person who reads a lot of blogs, I know that I definitely prefer the kinds of blogs where I get to know the writer through their posts. A conundrum to be sure. Possibly even a quagmire. Quagmire? No, not a quagmire. A quandary, maybe? Well, whether its a quandary, conundrum, botheration or even a bugaboo (heh, I worked bugaboo properly into a sentence!) I need to figure out the best approach.

So for now, I'll put it to you, the kind reader. Do you want to know more about the people behind this blog? Do you even care? Are you shouting "Shut up already and tell me more about Norway!" at your computer monitor? You tell me.

In the meantime I'll leave you with this video provided by Norway, about Norway. Enjoy!


MJ said...

A conundrum, indeed. My opinion (you asked, remember?) is yeah, make it more personal but still keep to the blog title, Sons of Norway. I think some insight as to who we all are makes it more interesting to our readers. I like the series you've done about interviewing board members - interesting stuff.

Anonymous said...

I think it's a great idea to know more about the people behind the blogs. It's about the human experience, don't you think?

Also want to add I think the blog is one of Sons of Norway's best kept secrets and hope people start catching on more. Your articles make me homesick for Norway. I miss it very much. The Youtube on Norway featured some of my favorite places. It's topnotch and gives folks new to Norway a wonderful birds eye view of it's beauty. Tusen takk for what you do, and keep up the great work. How can we spark more commentary on this gem of a blog? There's so much to offer....

Sons of Norway said...

MJ: Thanks for the comment. The folks behind the blog would, of course, stay on the subject of Norway and Sons of Norway. We're just curious if anyone cares who we are.

blommislis: Than you, also, for the comment. As for getting the word out, we promote the blog in Viking magazine and other publications, which are driving an increasing number of visitors. However, if we want to increase on that, I think that word of mouth is going to be a big help. Tell others who you think would be interested about the Sons of Norway blog. Let them know what we are doing here in our little corner of the web. Any help would be greatly appreciate.

Anonymous said...

I'm glad you brought this up. I recently discovered this blog and have been wondering "who" is writing the posts. What is the affiliation of this blog writer to SON? Is this blog writer male or female? Since SON has obviously granted this person (or people, if there is more than one blog writer, which is also unclear) to be the blog representative of SON, I would like to know who this person is, and what their qualifications are that they scored this blogging gig.

Keep up the great work. I check the blog daily and always find it interesting.