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I blog on a variety of topics. I'm wondering which ones interest you the most.

1.      Future (robots, technology, healthcare, etc.)

2.      New business ideas (apps, inventions, services)

3.      Management bullshit

4.      Success tricks and tips

5.      Personal health

6.      Psychology (hypnosis, cognitive bias, illusions, affirmations)

7.      Politics

8.      World events

9.      The startup I'm working on

10.  Humor (silly stories usually about my life)

11.  Metaphysics (hologram reality, religion, meaning of life)

I ask because I usually hear "stop doing that" more than I hear "do more of that" so I have an imbalanced idea of what people prefer.

 
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Apr 13, 2013
Do more of whatever subject people keep telling you "stop doing that".
 
 
Apr 13, 2013
10, 4, 5, 6
 
 
Apr 13, 2013
It comes down to the specific idea you address, not the general subject. When you have a good idea, an original theory that rings true, or something especially funny, it doesn't matter what heading it falls under. Your critics probably feel the same, but aren't able to articulate it.

I like your abstract stuff, personally. Dilbert may be the only funny strip in the papers, but I come here because of God's Debris. Because it said almost exactly what I had personally concluded, and then went further.
 
 
Apr 13, 2013
Based on the choices mentioned:
Metaphysics
Psychology
Future
Humor
World Events
Politics
 
 
Apr 13, 2013
metaphysics
politics
world events
humor
 
 
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Apr 13, 2013
I've been following you since the days of the DNRC newslettter, exclusively for advice on women's fashion and professional wrestling. Yet you keep disappointing me.

I guess I'll just have to continue putting up with your selfish whims.





 
 
Apr 13, 2013
I like them all. Sometimes. The 80-20 rule seems to be a universal standard. About 80% of Dilbert strips and blog posts elicit a "meh." It's the 20% that crack me up that keep me coming back. I am consoled that even Scott Adams, genius and polymath, cannot escape this fundamental universal limit. :-)
 
 
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Apr 13, 2013
I like all your topics.
Some are intentionally funny, some unintentionally, some are just plain weird, but I wouldn't want to miss any of these categories.

For me these blog entries serve different functions. Some make me laugh, some make me think and some make me feel amused at some (perceived) folly of yours, like that free will stuff. So far, none habe made me feel bad.

Go on as you wish, you're doing great.

If there's one thing I'd like to change it's that I'd like you to watch out for harping on a topic for too long. Like, three economics posts in one week gets annoying.

For me, the variety of your posts is a good thing in itself. Please don't limit yourself by excluding categories.
 
 
Apr 13, 2013
Even when the topic of your posts isn't particularly interesting to me, watching your mind at work is fascinating - I guess there's sort of the hope that if I read enough of them I'll be able to think outside of the box more myself.

My favorite posts are those on Psychology (hypnosis, cognitive bias, illusions, affirmations). In particular, I keep hoping to figure out how affirmations fit in with the moist robot/no free will stance.

Also, I followed your posts about your voice issues very closely - and admired your sharing all of that before the outcome was clear. Would be interested in your take on how much of the problem was simply physical/genetic and how much was psychological i.e. the ways in which you were using your voice. I'm a music therapist and dystonias are something that some brass players experience with their embouchures and there's no settled science on the matter as far as I can tell.

Really appreciate your keeping up the blog - it's one of the handful of regular reads I've kept up with over the years because it's so rewarding.
 
 
Apr 13, 2013
Glad you asked. In order of preference

Humor (silly stories usually about my life) - (best so far I read - http://www.dilbert.com/blog/entry/shopping_tips_for_men/)
Management !$%*!$%*!$ Psychology (hypnosis, cognitive bias, illusions, affirmations)
New business ideas (apps, inventions, services)

 
 
Apr 13, 2013
I like funny stories from your personal life the most because they make me laugh the most, but also like the fact that you're blogging all over the place - so keep doing it.

In four or five words, don't change a thing.
 
 
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Apr 13, 2013
I find the posts about success, health, psychology, and start ups the most interesting. The others are good too, except politics, which bores me to tears.
 
 
Apr 13, 2013
My preference:

Humor (silly stories usually about my life)

I also like your profound advice. The only you did on finding two careers you can do well (especially public speaking) was awesome:

http://dilbertblog.typepad.com/the_dilbert_blog/2007/07/career-advice.html
 
 
Apr 13, 2013
You're doing fine, Scott. If it ain't broke don't try to fix it.
 
 
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Apr 13, 2013
These are my favorite -

10. Humor (silly stories usually about my life)
8. World events
7. Politics
4. Success tricks and tips

There's one thing you didn't mention though, when you were building your house you had a whole heap of articles about how hard you were working to create the 'perfect' house (in terms of efficiency and usability for the people living in it), and I really enjoyed those. I guess you can't really expand on it anymore since the house is already built, though.

But really, anything you blog about is fine. The only thing I don't like is when you talk about what you expect the future to look like, which is basically humans hooked up to machines that give them pleasure responses. The visual image I get from that freaks me out.
 
 
Apr 13, 2013
Keep writing on all of them. I started to categorize which ones I like and don't like, and even on the topics that can sometimes be stale, there are enough good thoughts that they're all worthwhile.
 
 
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Apr 13, 2013
I like all of these:

2. New business ideas (apps, inventions, services)

3. Management !$%*!$%*!$%*!$ Success tricks and tips

6. Psychology (hypnosis, cognitive bias, illusions, affirmations)

9. The startup I'm working on

10. Humor (silly stories usually about my life)

 
 
Apr 13, 2013
6
 
 
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Apr 13, 2013
Everything except #7 please!
 
 
Apr 13, 2013
Keep them all coming please, they are always good...
 
 
 
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