An Empty Calendar, a Dusty Blog

I took a look at my WordPress calendar, and realized I haven’t written a post in over a month. A sad state of affairs — I guess my blog waxes/wanes in and out of popularity for me.

One thing I have wanted to do is to create a “schism” in my blog between the political and technological sections. I realize there is no sense forcing my audience to wade through technology posts to get to the political stuff they may be interested in, and vice versa.

The main thing stopping me from doing so is the fact that even as I have a single blog for these two topics, I hardly find the time to post to either of them. That isn’t to say I don’t have much to say. I’ve been reading quite a bit lately about Lisp (for the first time in my life), and have interesting ideas surrounding my use of Eclipse technologies and modeling tools at work. I have been following a lot on the political side of things, from Libby’s commuted sentence to debates over globalization, to WSJ’s potential new owner. And I’ve finished a slew of books, from John Kenneth Galbraith’s The Affluent Society to Jared Diamond’s Guns, Germs and Steel.

But I just lack the time to write. I’m busy at work (at least 10-12 hours a day, when you include commute time), and the last thing I want to do when I get home is use computers some more. Which is sad, but an inevitable result of my situation.

I truly do not want this blog to die. How might I save it?

4 Responses to “An Empty Calendar, a Dusty Blog”

  1. Eric Marcarelli Says:

    If you’re too busy during the week you can try writing on the weekend. Maybe write a few articles on Saturday and Sunday then release them throughout the week.

  2. Eric Marcarelli Says:

    /me wonders if the pixelmonkey ever reads the comments.

  3. pixelmonkey Says:

    He does, and I appreciate the comment, Eric. 🙂

    As for finding time to write, that is a rather personal thing. I guess the real answer is, “I have to make time.”

    I am wondering, what do you think? Should I split technology/politics into two separate sites (probably each housed under this domain still)? Or should I keep the single blog format, and let users filter the content they want?

  4. Eric Marcarelli Says:

    I think you should keep the topics together. When I was trying to start a podcast I decided to make it about all my interests in general, so that each week even if I inevitably wouldn’t want to talk about certain things, there would always be *something* I wanted to talk about and I could put out an episode. Besides that, I think the combination gives it more of a unique flavor.

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