Most of us have multiple aspects to their lives. Should a blog (or other online presence) reflect this?
Should someone maintain separate blogs for each key “aspect” of their lives?
Maybe. But probably not, in my opinion at least.
The way I look at this is that my blog is my thoughts, my opinions, my ideas, my commentary, irrespective of the content. I may blog about SharePoint one day, then photography the next, and some random nonsense the day after… Or indeed most of the time ;) Either way, it is me blogging it, this is the common thread running through everything…
I am also not overly fussed about maintaining multiple identities or brands, they would, in my opinion, overlap and merge to such an extent that trying to keep them separated/isolated wouldn’t work.
Maybe I’m wrong.
The readers of my blog may find the mix interesting, they may only bother with posts categorised/tagged with certain terms, I would like to hear what you think and how you read this blog.
Does this work?
Am I wrong, right, or (as I often am) in that delicious grey area in between? I guess, as previously stated: “It depends…”
But I believe that, in the words of Matt Groves and U2…
One Matt. One brand. One blog.
One love, one life, one blood, you gotta do what you should, one life - with each other, sisters, brothers....
The way I look at it is:
I am me. I work. I play. I SharePoint. I take photographs. I have a family. I like to fish. I play golf (albeit badly). I like Rugby. I am me.