Today I merged my blogs. Yes, I’m at that advanced level where I can ignore and fail to update not one but two blogs!
One was more technology related, and hosted on my company site (Stormgate Software), and one was this one, a more personal blog.
The theory was that I’d post things related to the company, or software and hardware technology in general on the “business” blog, and post personal stuff here. That way I could point potential employers etc. at my tech blog, and not at my more personal stuff.
The reality is that even my personal blog contained a fair amount of technology posts, and really nothing that I’d feel uncomfortable about having as part of my online digital extended “resume”.
If there is anything truly personal, it tends to go on my Facebook page. And even there I try and avoid anything too polarizing or private. I’m linked on FB with both current and former co-workers, so even there I keep in mind the potential variety of my audience. And if someone want to not hire me because I support, say, women in technology, would I want to work for them anyway?
I’m hoping that by careful categorization and tagging the mix of tech and “other” will co-exist nicely.
My goal is to post more blog articles as well. We’ll see how that goes!