September 23rd, 2008
I am currently contemplating the direction of this particular blog, and I am halting posts until I make a decision.
It has occurred to me that, in order to maintain a good audience, a blog needs to have a clear focus. While I may be interested in a great many things, I recognize that my readers may not be interested in the same things. This leads me to categorize what I enjoy posting about and perhaps split the posts between this blog, and a more personal blog I intend to put on buckwilson.me.
Things I enjoy posting :
- Opinions on User Interface design (I am, after all, a UI designer by trade)
- Photoshop and design tutorials (I enjoy sharing what I know, although I am aware I am no expert in the subject)
- Opinions on starting / running a business (I have started and sold a company)
- Personal marketing / personal brand building
- UI / Design analysis of other sites / apps
- Opinions on random junk that I like (tech / web related)
- Opinions on random junk in my life (non tech / web related)
- Random, random musings to practice my writing ability
What I’ve decided to do is create a super-blog. That is, a blog with not only distinct categories, but separate pages (and, perhaps, colors / themes) for each topic. I’ve yet to figure out what the top-level “categories” will be, but the idea is to give them each their own RSS feed so those who don’t care about the other junk can simply ignore it.
I typically just use WordPress, but perhaps I’ll experiment something with a little more power such as Expression Engine. Managing multiple blogs on a single site seems difficult, but perhaps it’s as simple as restricting by category in the WordPress Loop. If anyone has any experience building customizing themes, let me know.
In addition to pulling information out into different blogs, I need to provide some sorely needed information about myself: contact information, projects I am working on, a brief “résumé”.
All of this will live on buckwilson.me. I’m not sure what I will do with keepthewebweird. Perhaps I will finally create the site I meant to create when I purchased the domain…