I'm trying to write more lately. Part of that is trying to have a better idea what I want to do with the things I write. Blogging is something I have a lot of respect for. The voices of the world unhindered is an amazing development for humanity. But, when it comes to my own self-publishing, I kind of freeze.
I think I know why this is.
I am many selves.
This gets in the way of my writing, because I don't want to write into a vacuum. I don't pretend to think I have an army of people waiting for the next words from my finger tips, but I do hope anyone reads the things I have to say.
But, I'm a lot of interests and a lot of ideals, and the tiny cross-section of all these niches that is me? That isn't going to be shared by, probably, anyone who shares any single of these interests.
So, what's a many-interested guy supposed to do? I've struggled with this question for about as long as I've been on the internet.
How can I plan for this?
I see three options.
One peronsal website I post everything I write to. My reasons for pushing God out of the mainstream. My opinions on Redis versus Mongo. Why I am a vegan for ethical reasons. Everything.
There might be one person who wants to read all of that, or even see them in their feed reader and have to skip it.
A dozen or so separate blogs.
A programming blog, a vegan blog, an atheist blog, etc. But, what happens when I want to write about why atheism and veganism should be closely related? Or, when other topics cross? I don't know, maybe this would happen less than I think?
A single place, with segments. If you find this site, and I'm writing about it, you might find other things than the first topic interesting. Or not. Maybe I should produce per-topic feeds, and give each a bit of a unique face.
I think it is obvious, but I overthink things.