Virtually all of the posts on this blog fall into one of six categories: (1) cycling; (2) birthdays; (3) climate policy; (4) stuff I'm reading and/or writing about; (5) occasional reactions to stuff other people are posting on law, economics, and/or the environment; and (6) rarely (but not rarely enough) obituaries for people I have known and/or admired. I can't imagine many people would such a combination of blog topics of sufficient interest to visit this site regularly. Goodness knows, most of my academic friends and colleagues would find my numerous cycling posts irrelevant and/or uninteresting. And I can't imagine my cycling friends care very much about what I might say about climate policy or any other topic at the intersection of law, economics, and the environment. Simply put, this is an intentionally idiosyncratic blog that really is designed to appeal to myself, first and foremost, plus the few like-minded nuts who share my eclectic collection of interests. That there might be 45 such people astounds me.
I don't know for how long I'll continue this blog, but for now I'm still mostly enjoying it (although I sometimes long for a bit more feedback, hint, hint). I'm much happier doing this than I was posting stuff on Facebook, or would be contributing to a more serious, narrowly focused, professional blog, even if it meant a larger readership. I don't expect to get rich and famous from blogging anymore than from publishing academic books and articles. I'm interested in the generation and exchange of ideas, not marketing.