Another anniversary of this blog has crept up on me. The exploded library is now in its Terrible Twos. A lot has happened in this time, both with my blog and in my life. This isn’t the time for a full retrospective, because change is afoot again. I have started work on a new blog. It’s not quite ready – I want to get the domain mapping worked out before I link to it.
The exploded library will remain, and continue to be updated – more or less as frequently as ever.
I have recently drafted some posts which just don’t seem to have any place on the exploded library. They didn’t seem to be belong, so I didn’t post them. The new blog is where I can put this sort of stuff. The new blog will be a bridge between the more public exploded library and the much more personal LJ that I keep. I’ll still write about things relevant to a law librarian and that stuff will go into the exploded library. My other rants and musings about politics, art, nature and some more local and personal things will go in the new blog.
Maybe I’ll be spreading myself too thinly and then I’ll lose enthusiasm for this new project and fold everything back into the exploded library. I can live the possibility that this may happen. This is something that I feel that I need to do now. Life’s too short to be writing unposted blog entries, so I’m making a home for these orphans that they need now.
It probably won’t surprise anyone who’s been reading this blog that I’m not particularly zealous about posting in my blog very frequently. Once or twice a week is fine with me, not to mention the occasional hiatus. As a reader of blogs, I manage to pay more attention to the ones which are updated less frequently. Because of my current busy life, I usually only check bloglines a couple of times a week. A blog that is updated too often scares me off. When I have limited time, I’d rather look at the blogs with a small number of unread posts, not the ones with 20 or more unread posts. Why? Those large numbers are overwhelming and then blogging seem like a chore. I also wonder if a blog that is updated less frequently might contain more things that the author really wanted to say. That’s how it is with me.