Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Why I asked
I raised the question about how you know when I post to this blog for two reasons. First, I was curious about the mechanisms involved, and how many people use(d) Google Reader. Other blogs I follow had been tackling the Reader issue and I was curious about how many people were affected by this.
The other reason is a more personal one. I have three blogs: the blog dedicated to my solo zombie campaign, my wargaming blog and my roleplaying game blog. Now I do both wargaming and RPG's fairly consistently, at least in terms of painting miniatures, etc. But because I have different blog posts in different areas, content is more spaced out between each entry on the individual blogs. In addition, I don't know where to put posts on books I'm reading or other things that don't specifically speak to the blog's main topic.
What's funny is, I don't see a lot of people who straddle RPG's and wargaming, as far as I can tell. Obviously there's overlap--they're sold in the same stores. But I've been seriously considering consolidating at least my two main blogs together and leaving the zombie blog alone as its own quasi-serial adventure (side note: new entry coming soon!)
My son, who's 13 and spends a ton of time online, thinks that is a mistake. He doesn't like it when he's looking at Youtube videos on videogames and has to sort through a bunch of videos on other stuff done by the same guy.
I've also been considering going back to Wordpress. I miss being able to categorize posts and the greater latitude in terms of blog templates. Also, my original Wordpress blog was cross-genre in terms of hobby, so there's a precedent there. However the handful of you who responded to my post said you followed it on Blogger's dashboard, so I'll probably keep things here.
So, my question: does it matter that a blog hops around in terms of content? Would you rather follow a dedicated blog, or are your own pursuits just as varied? Please respond.