A Bloggular Division

Over the past few weeks I’ve been working on a new blog. It’s going to help me distinguish between project/techie/work related stuff and my personal life. The reason I’m doing this is because I have a certain compulsion to tell my friends and family what’s going on in my life – stuff that most other people couldn’t care less about. So, the difficult part is trying to merge those two into one blog.

In the past I believed that a blog should be the holistic representation of yourself. Then I read other people’s blogs about what they ate for dinner and stuff about their pets. I could care less about that and it just craps up my RSS feeder when they talk about that stuff. If I subscribe to their feed, it’s because I probably want a particular topic that they are talking about, but not everything.

I know that many blogs (including this one) have the ability to view the RSS feeds of particular categories, but that’s too much work. So, I’ve been able to split my life into work/techie/project and personal.

The articles that are here will stay here (because search engines find them), but some of the categories and articles will be included in my new blog too.

I guess that’s what happens when you go back to work for someone else. A good portion of your life is not your own.

So, if you’re a friend of mine, or family, expect an email with a link to a new blog of mine within the next few weeks. If you’re not, well, let’s get to know each other first.

Edit: Thanks to Benjamin Yoskovitz for letting me know my “contact/feedback” link was wrong. Whoops. (Check out Benjamin’s site too. It’s pretty fun.)

Nate Ritter lives in the Pacific Northwest (U.S.), popularized the #hashtag and creates web applications for a living. He also does miles and point hacking to enable cheap travel for his family. More here →

4 Comments on "A Bloggular Division"

  1. Happy to help Nate. I’ve really been enjoying the site design here, and your post about GoodSearch inspired one of my own (although the feedback you’ve gotten has been a bit testy)!

  2. nate says:


    Yea, it seems that digg’ers and reddit’ers (?) are a bit testy. I don’t expect great comments from them, so whatever. It’s just fun to create controversy. Thanks for spreading the virus. heh

  3. Lots of testy out there, I agree with you. But I checked out your GoodSearch post – at least 1 positive comment, which is nice to see.

    Controversy is one path to bigger blog traffic after all… :)

  4. nate says:

    Yep, that’s true. I think the title alone will make traffic. The real controversy will only make traffic from non-geeks (or socially responsible geeks), which is fine, that’s who that particular post is intended for anyway.

    Blog traffic? Eh *shrug*. Whatever. I don’t make a lot of money off this blog (lack of advertising, on purpose). I do, however, like to effect change. And that’s the real point here.

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