Multiple blogs or multiple feeds?

Jun 12, 2005 03:14 · 217 words · 2 minute read

Since I started it, this blog has always been my “personal blog” and has never had an explicit focus. I’ve had around 575 technology- and software-related postings, so this is general a geek blog. But, I’ve had more than 400 “Random” things (these are usually entertaining bits found elsewhere, or some news about my site) and more than 100 postings in each of Music and Politics.

This made me curious: is it better to have multiple blogs or simply have multiple feeds on the same blog? Since the beginning of this year (before my switch to WordPress), I’ve listed three feeds: a feed for everything, one for Java and one for Python.

I’ve seen other folks start independent weblogs for specific topics. It’s an interesting idea that has a certain amount of merit. If people are visiting the site with a web browser, then a topic site is a good thing. When you’re using a feed reader, it really doesn’t matter as long as you can get the feed you want.

I’ve always contended that I do this weblog primarily for myself. But, I also know that there are several hundred people who end up here every day, so I figured I’d see if anyone has a comment on how they’d prefer to see things show up.