Whatever compelled me to start an F1 blog, the motivation to write is gone after
doing all this work hitting a few buttons to set up this WordPress site.
Team Orders is an ugly word in F1, although I am not really against it at all. So if my blog were to
gather any steam get one or two people to read it occasionally, inevitably my pro-team orders bias would come to the surface. The problem is, this blog is not about team orders at all. I simply could not think of a better name, and this was available under .co.uk, which is not a bad tld to start an F1 blog from. However, if I were to keep writing, my efforts to make this look like the generic F1 blog it is intended to be would inevitably be hampered once the end of the season draws near and I’m writing that I see no problems with Rob Smedley telling Felipe Massa “Fernando is faster than you”. At that point, the reader concludes this to be a blog about team orders, which is not my intention. Honestly the only other name I could think of was teammatevsteammate dot com, but then that’s a name with even narrower connotations – the reader merely expects me to write about Perez’s performance relative to Button, with a lot of numbers, charts, and lap data.
Then there is the whole .co.uk thing. Being an American, it’s just weird, but there are many F1 blogs under that TLD, like wtf1.co.uk.
I’ve always loved writing and like to pontificate on the various things I am interested in. But this blog is having all the makings of a false start.