I have a bit of a problem. It’s summed up in German with the phrase die Qual der Wahl, essentially the problem of choosing. This applies to this blog as well as to basically everything I spend my time doing.
I have too many ecclectic interests for the blog – EU politics, use of the internet for politics, why Belgium is dysfunctional, new vs. traditional media, the internal dynamics of political parties, the challenges of being a freelancer, some intellectual odds and ends, sport (essentially inline skating). How many of the people that might read what I write actually want to follow all of that stuff?
Professionally I am somewhere in between professional training about the EU, web design, and consultancy and facilitation about how to use the internet for politics.
Geographically I am somewhere in between Brussels, London and other cities across Europe.
So how do I organise all of that online? Should I just keep at it, mixing it all up, as I still get a decent readership? Or should I divide up my content, perhaps making a dedicated blog about tech and politics at my business techPolitics website (similar to Simon at Puffbox), put the intellectual stuff about the EU at Ideas on Europe and Social Europe, try to make an English version of BXL Blog for the Belgium stuff, and then just post anything that doesn’t fit here at jonworth.eu? Maybe Mark Pack’s model is the one to follow – his website is an agglomeration of all the things he cares about, and these areas are about as diverse as mine are.
Suggestions most welcome!