Day 118 – I Have A Dream…

But first,… I Have A Problem

My blog contains too many topics, and the number of people interested in the intersection of all of them is probably close to 1.

In reality I probably should split the content across several blogs; one for programming, one for management, one for photography, one for crazy ideas, one for my everyday what-I-had-for-lunch… and so on.

But I don’t really relish the thought of trying to maintain a dozen blogs. Living online is already hard enough, trying to keep up-to-date on my Facebook, my Twitter, my Tumblr, and-so-on. I don’t want even more places, I want fewer places.

I don’t know if the solution I really want exists.

I tried to construct it with a custom install of WordPress on my own hosting. I had sub-domains for topics, which half-worked. I had a Social plugin by MailChimp that integrated the comment system with Facebook comments and Twitter responses. It was partially-awesome. But it wasn’t totally awesome in the way I had hoped.

I want a single blogging interface that can populate a dozen-or-so sub-blogs segregated by topic, with maybe one URL for the whole hog for family and close friends that might actually be interested.

I want it to two-way-integrate with all my social accounts, so that I don’t have to go to a half-a-dozen accounts to keep up to date with everyone that may only be on one or the other of them.

Surely something like that must exist somewhere?

Don’t tell me in this day-and-age that I actually have to invent this?!

And, about The Rules

I am afraid I am going to bore myself to death trying to write about the most interesting thing every day. So at the 1/3 mark (when I hit post 122), I will relax the requirement that says it always has to be the most interesting thing from the last 24 hours.

I will keep writing every day.
It’ll just be whatever I most feel like writing about at the time.