I’m thinking of starting a second blog, one focused more on non-space stuff (things like recipes, family pictures, anecdotes, etc). My blog regular readership right now is probably 90-95% people interested in space stuff, and 5-10% family and friends. For friends and family, I’m not sure how interesting all my long-winded and esoteric space posts are. And I’m not sure how interested the rest of you are in hearing about a fun Beef Shawerma recipe I cooked last night, or something funny Jonny said last week. I’ve had lots of stuff I could blog about, but for some reason it doesn’t feel right anymore. Maybe if I had done more non-space blogging on here in the past, it wouldn’t feel so weird. But it does.
Lastly, I’ve seen lots of people using what I’d call the “this guy writes in his underwear about his cat, so why should I take him seriously about anything else” ad hominem. While not everything on this blog is serious, there are some serious policy, technology, and business discussion on here, and I don’t want to give ammunition to those who want to just ignore it because I also like posting pictures of Jonny or something. I think that’s stupid, but it has been keeping me from blogging about non-space stuff for a while.
So, what does everyone think? Setting up a second blog would only take an hour or two, and I’d keep the two linked (Michael suggested setting up RSS feeds for the other blog in the righthand column). I just think I’d feel more free to blog about what I wanted to if I did it that way.