Am I going too far from one topic to another?

Even though this post is written as an explanation of why I’m mixing a lot of things in one blog, it will give some interesting points that helps you to decide whether you should blog the dedicated topics only or mixed things.

Introduction

I was having a conversation with one of my friends about our blogs, blogging and etc last night. He gave me one comment that I’m going too far from one topic to another in my blog. I should probably post the dedicated topic about something. It is not good if I’m posting a lot of different topics in one blog because it made my readers to confuse about what they should expect from my blog. For example, some people may like about programming things. Some may like about Jokes. So, those people who like about programming might not wants to see the jokes all the time because they are not coming to my blog for having fun. They wanna get something useful for their technical expertise. The same way might happen for those who likes about Jokes instead of technical things.

But there are some reasons why I do like that.

1. My blog is based on what is happening in my real life.

Does it sound funny? :) but it’s true. My blog is going as same as how my life’s moving. I don’t mean that those are completely the same but almost. For example, if I’m working for ASP.NET 1.1 then the most of posts that I wrote at that time may be about ASP.NET 1.1 only. If I’m working with SmartClient or .NET 2.0 then the most of topics that you read here may probably be about SmartClient or .NET 2.0.

There might be some cases that I may post about some topics that I currently interest (eg: SliverLight, Orcas, LINQ and etc) even I’m not working with those technologies.

Plus, I may express my feeling in my blog (eg: like that) too. ( It make me feel better. u know?)

And it is also possible that you can know whether I’m very busy or not by checking the upcoming posts of my blog. :)

2. My blog is a place where I keep all of my favorite things.

This is the another facts why I don’t launch the dedicated blog. My blog is not a blog about blogging (eg: problogger or john chow or lorelle or etc). My blog is not a blog about technical website (eg: CodeProject). My blog is just a place where I keep all of my favorite things in one place. My favorite things could be Jokes, some pieces of codes, opensouce tools, thoughts, blogging tips. It could be anything. I’m not sure whether you are gonna like them all as like me but I would say that those things are pretty cool. (at least for me. )

3. Time is not enough to manage the multiple blogs.

Time is an issue. Everybody has their own life to serve. So, we have to work for serving our life. Sometimes, I felt very tired when I come back to my home after work. At that day, I don’t even wanna boot my computer and I don’t want to think about technical things. so, it’s sad to say that I’m not able to come up with new post everyday.

While running within very short time, it’s not easy for me to launch the dedicated blogs (eg: blog for Joke, blog for Ajax, blog for blogging and etc)? My time will be over while trying to log-in in many blogs.

Conclusion

Yeah. Those are the reasons why I’m blogging the different topics in one blog. But I believe that it will be more convenience for readers to read the dedicated blog instead of aside blog like mine. Because things that they expect and things that is coming up will be the same. So my conclusion is that the dedicated blog are good for reader but not for blogger. What do you say??

16 thoughts on “Am I going too far from one topic to another?

  1. I don’t think a blog should only be about one thing, that would be boring. I think having fun writing is the most important thing in a blog, and in your case your blog is about sharing knowledge and having FUN.

    People may think that because you are a software developer, you should only talk about software or development. A little diversity in content is great, and I really enjoy your blog, so keep up.

  2. Thanks for your comment. Alex..

    >>A little diversity in content is great, and I really enjoy your blog, so keep up.
    Thanks a lot. .:) I like your blog too..

    >>Is your right to write about what ever you like.

    Yeah. I know.. but sometimes, i felt like my readers might wanna know what to expect from my blog and why I’m doing that way… I felt good after posting this post.. :)

  3. Actually I don’t feel confused with your blog because jokes and programming are the two things i like to read most on the internet, so, keep it up!

  4. ံHi Mike,

    I’d love to read your blog including your favorite things like Jokes, some pieces of codes, open-source tools, thoughts, blogging tips.
    I feel confusing what you mean that the dedicated blog are good for reader but not for blogger.
    (1)Especially my blog is not dedicated, and if so, it is not good for reader, is it? But good for me.
    (2) Some blogs are created only with poems, is it good for reader? Do you mean like that?

    Anyhow, keep it up your blogging, Mike.

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