Scaling back the blog(s)

I just don’t post to RFB much these days. Nor do my other contributors. Does that blog need to continue? Should I put it to rest? I like the “this day in” stuff from the past, but of course a lot of it is dated. Is there any value to a legacy blog-on-blogging that doesn’t even have a post about, say the recent beta release of Vox from Six Apart?
Plus what do I do with the moderate traffic pointing there from Google? Redirect it to x-pollen?
Likewise, do I need to keep supporting The Power of Many till the end of time? I swear, next book I write I’ll blog about it in an existing blog instead of spawning a new one. If the book needs its own website, it can get its blog content by republishing a feed from my main blog on the topic, along with a set of delicious bookmarks tagged with ‘presence’.
I would like to recommit to blogging here daily. I’ve been neglecting the personal side of my life blogwise, at the expense of professional concerns and the occasional political or other current-affairs type posting.
I miss the daily journaling aspect of blogging and I think it’s helpful – for me, at least – to reflect on a daily basis on what’s going on around me.






3 responses to “Scaling back the blog(s)”

  1. cecil vortex Avatar

    mebbe you could make RFB and TPM one and the same, and have both domains point to the same content? there’s certainly a hearty overlap in the topics they cover….

  2. Frances M. Avatar

    My $.02 as a historian, I’d let PoM be as it was the last day you posted w. a note that no other posts will go there, redirecting everything to RFB.
    I’d ask the co-authors of RFB why aren’t they posting anything and whether they want to stay on. If not, place them in a “former contributors” category on the right margin.

  3. Levi Avatar

    Xian, I hope you will consolidate your blogs. I have been trying to track you via feeds, but I never know which the hell way to look.
    Did you hear the sad news about Leslie Harpold? I don’t know if you remember that you introduced her to me. I guess she is, like you, one of the Original Bloggers. I’ve got a video of her performance at the LitKicks Bitter End show that I’m going to try to put up on YouTube.
    You may have written about Leslie already on one of your blogs. The fact that I can’t tell which blog to look at is proof that your blog situation is confusing.