So why did I decide I needed my own blog? How come LiveJournal wasn’t enough?
- Well, I’m not terribly keen on LiveJournal’s interface, to tell the truth. I like having categories, since I write about a lot of different things. I like that you, the reader, have the choice to only read certain posts that interest you instead of the boring ones too.
- I like having the server bits to play with. When my stuff breaks, I usually know how to fix it (or choose not to fix it for a time). When LJ breaks or gets clogged, I’m hostage.
- I’m somewhat vain. I think I’m interesting enough that people will keep reading, especially once I get the XML syndication working so that my LJ friends don’t miss a thing.
- I already am scattered across multiple blogs, and I like the trackback feature that real blogs offer.
So, what other blogs am I on?
- At the Sharp End — my work blog, which is being discontinued as we switch to our new .Text blog server.
- 3Sharp blogging community — my new .Text work blog. Mine is http://blogs.3sharp.com/Blog/deving
- The Exchange Cookbook — the blog for the book I’m co-authoring, being published by O’Reilly and Associates.
- My O’Reilly author blog — a side effect of the book I’m co-authoring.
I’m almost ashamed to point to these blogs because I post to them so infrequently, but perhaps I can harness that shame into actually using them and posting to them. However, I just posted something new to my 3Sharp blog, so go read that.