22 April 2008

Dear reader : Quick opinions, please!

I've had this blog for many years, and know that my audience is rather scattered in why they read it, from family and friends to Topic Maps crazies and library lunatics. Because I'm the boss, I've written whatever I felt like but I'm getting to a point where I feel that to properly express myself I may need to split up a bit;

I've noticed that I've been reluctant to write about a certain topics, either because they're too small, too divergent from the normal path, too insignificant, too intrepid, too silly or too personal. Most of the time I am my worst show-stopper, and I need to write about more stuff. My head is about to pop, but how should I shape this pop in a way that most people here would find interesting?



  1. For personal stuff I have a hand written journal. It doesn't get used often but is helpful when I hear the call.


  2. You could consider using tags to classify your posts; or you could create another blog or two.

    Hard to say ... for me, it would depend on what the other topics were, and how much you wrote on them. If it turned out you really wanted to write screeds of posts about yachting or wine-tasting or baroque chamber music then maybe I'd want to look into some kind of classification mechanism, but up to a certain point it wouldn't worry me at all. I classify Lars Marius' blog as "Topic Maps" and I have been able to filter out much of his beer obsession purely manually :-)

  3. It's all you Alex, so I'd prefer the tagging option rather than having a completely separate blog. It's your blog and your space to do as you will, so use it to display all your multi-facets, you big peacock.. ;-)

  4. Leave everything here - don't split it. You are you and your blog is you so there is no point trying to artificially split yourself up. We like your deep thinking and your personal stuff all jumbled together ;)