I Need a New Blog.
This one is largely an unfocused repository for whatever I happen to have to say at the moment. And while that was the original intention, it's not an optimal solution. So, I've decided to break my writings up into the following categories:
- Technical articles - How-to's, explanations, tips, etc. This will probably be the meat of my writings.
- Personal happenings - Sort of a family newsletter idea. Interesting to relatives and close friends; terribly uninteresting to everyone else.
- Snide Remarks - Political commentary, opinions, editorials, that sort of thing.
Perhaps there's more to add, but that should be enought to get along with. I'm pretty sure I've got some interesting stuff to say, but one of my primary problems is that it never seems relevant to the subject of my blog... probably because my blog has no subject. Do my latest .NET coding tricks belong here? How about my musings about some bit of software I've been trying out? I don't know.
I would like to have everything hosted on my site: it sure helps my search engine ratings--my personal website is actually ranked higher than my employer's; higher than most people's, for that matter (5 of 10 by Google), meaning that most of what I write about becomes "important" in web searches if it's not too common a topic.
Since I'm going to be changing things around, I'd be interested to hear about alternatives for my blogging software. I'm using WordPress right now; It's nice and all, but I would like a bit more direct control over the content formatting. Less like blogger, more like Slashdot, if that makes sense.
Wiki-based systems are somewhat attractive if you can make the paradigm work. WordPress is always an option. I expect that this may become my new homepage, so it should be highly customizable with minimal hacking.
More on this is probably to follow once I get more figured out.