Thursday, November 02, 2006

[blogging]Your other blogs?

One of the things that differentiates blogs from other writing is the opportunity to get a deeper look at a person. But most of us have food-specific blogs that don't let us stray from that topic, and so we often start other blogs. I find these to be fascinating looks at "the rest of the story" for a given person, and I'm more and more intrigued by them.

So do you have a non-food blog? What's the link? What does it cover?

This Post was written by Derrick from An Obsession with Food and An Obsession with Everything Else

25 comments:

Anita said...

I have a personal blog (my original blog, in fact) dedicated to home remodeling projects. I started it as a way to keep my mother from asking me twenty times a day how the garden remodel was going :D. But, then I started giving the URL to friends when they'd ask about our progress, and now there are a couple dozen folks watching what we do.

It's been fallow for a while, but I'm about to post some new updates. And as we move into the final design phase on our kitchen remodel, I suspect I there will be some crossover to the food blog, too.

http://www.chezmoultrie.com

Liz said...

When I was a G*P girl I had a blog. Can't remember the url anymore. It was mostly kvetching about work and store policies, etc.

I also have a cycling website that I haven't updated for awhile, mostly because cycling is an obsession that is far too expensive, while food is a necessary evil (mwhahahahaha!) that I indulge in with nearly everyone else.

http://www.womenscyclingmagazine.com

nika said...

I have several blogs in various states of dress and undress :-)

My main other blog is about our homeschooling.

thats at http://progressive-homeschool.blogspot.com/

paul said...

My other blog is kiplog.com, the KIP standing for Knowledge is Power and its topic "knowledge on or about the web" is in the general sense. At 7 years old, it periodically takes long naps.

I've done a few other blogs which were planned as temporary, on subjects like weblogs and tech conferences. I've used the weblog format for work project management sites and have a weblog meant only for friends to help us plan camping trips.

I've planned many more that haven't gotten of the ground, like a local pub/bar blog ala "1000 bars".

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Rachael said...

I guest blog at Breakfast At Tiffany's sometimes...

www.tiffanyastone.com

Not so insightful, but there you go...

(And if you check out BAT, make sure to click on the ads...the girl needs the cash! LOL)

neil said...

One of the things that attracted me to blogging was that blogs are essentially a personal account or diary if you like, that the whole world can see. Mine is primarily about food, but as I have a family member with autism, I decided a while ago, rather than start a seperate blog about that subject, I would include autism stories from time to time. Because it's so prevelant and so little is known by those who have no contact with it, the mere mention of autism can be a little intimidating. My idea is to show you guys and anyone else who cares to read that autism is okay. Sure our family has some issues that we ordinarily wouldn't have, but that is part of our journey we are sharing with you all. Anyway, before I get too far off topic, I don't mind seeing other stuff besides food from time to time in a food blog, rather than searching for other links.

McAuliflower said...

Great example to not compartmentalize our blogging lives Neil.

I used to keep a meditation journal/blog of what I visualized.

I also have a LiveJournal account for keeping up on my lazy LJ friends.

christine said...

I have what was originally to be a garden blog, about my own garden, but it's morphed into photos of bugs, bear poop, state parks and lots of the flora and fauna around where I live in Humboldt County.
I just started another blog about travel, eating, sightseeing in my Scion, but haven't posted anything yet. Best laid plans and all that...

www.ravenridgegarden.blogspot.com
www.boxcarodysseys.blogspot.com

cookiecrumb said...

Cool. I'm with Neil. I have my food blog, but you'll learn lots of the drivel of my daily life outside of eating there. But it's mostly food.

Catherine said...

I have two other blogs that I sorely neglect these days.

BookCarousel is a blog where I review children's picture books. I only review picture books I highly recommend. This was my original blog at:
http://www.bookcarousel.blogspot.com.

I also occasionally post food related quotes I come across and enjoy at Culinary Quotes: http://www.culinaryquotes.blogspot.com.

Meredith said...

I started out blogging about books to keep that part of my brain busy after I graduated from school. I used to keep it updated but I haven't posted lately. Which reminds me...

Foodie Universe said...

When I started gardening, I decided to start a blog about that, too. Running two blogs that involve photos and research was much too time consuming though, so the second blog only has three posts (plus a lot of incomplete drafts that I occasionally work on when I'm bored).

http://www.mycontainergarden.blogspot.com

Elise said...

Hi Derrick,
When I started blogging a few years ago I created 5 blogs within a few months - one for book reviews, technology marketing, recipes, a reference for everything I was learning in Movable Type, and a catch-all personal blog for everything else. Overtime I blogged more on the recipe blog and less everywhere else. I still add posts regularly (though infrequently) to the personal blog, mostly about people, places, or things that are interesting or important to me. Hardly anyone reads this blog, and that is totally okay with me. Sometimes I just go there for a lift - like watching the video of my goddaughter singing the Barney song.

ilva said...

I have two photo blogs where I only let the images speak. very restful for me.
Serial pics
and
What I see Is What You Get

Scott at Real Epicurean said...

Well my wife has got one which I'm helping with, covering topics for Polish people in the UK. Kind of offbeat, I know.

http://www.polishlostintheuk.com

Ellen said...

I started a reading blog for much the same reason as starting the food blog: to keep track of what. Alas, I read far more than I write but it's at www.reading-addiction.com. I also started a gardening one, which is even more neglected: www.garden-addiction.com. I've also toyed with a small business blog and a writing blog. I bought the domains all at the same time so they're both -addiction ones but are woefully out of date.

Derrick said...

This has, as I suspected, been an interesting look into everyone's "other" life. I also find it interesting that so many of them aren't updated. I guess food occupies the front and center of our lives :)

I like the "roll your life into your blog" but I felt a bit trapped with a title that says "obsession with food." It would've felt odd to post about video games on it. Hence OWEE.
That blog used to lie fallow as well, but then I started finding more to post to it. It's definitely aimed at my circle of friends (of course, the same was true of OWF at one point). I track its readership even less than I do OWF's, but it can't have more than 50 readers or so. I'm also a more casual writer for that site. I don't proof and re-read with quite the same zeal that I do on OWF.

Owen said...

Derrick - I totally get why you have the split like that. Your food blog is really rich and detailed and valuable as a resource in its own right.

I ended up having just the one and I actually try to keep the personal stuff muted there (because of the kids mostly) but whenever I get tempted to split off and have two I remind myself that I started the blog for me - not even for my family - and just came to enjoy the camaraderie of this group so much that I tried to join in.

I do in fact have four other blogs - two about soccer and two about novel writing (work in progress) but they are (hopefully) really hard to find! They are more ways for me to write/take notes.

Of course, there is the secret plan to take over the world of blogging with a huge and dynamic blog network - but that's another story

ParisBreakfasts said...

I write about food + everything on PB so my 2nd blog was so I can put categories, special stuff and links..so I guess it's not relevant.I'd still like to get re-instated at Food Blog S'cool..I resigned up a month ago..any new entries coming up again?
Thanks

Chris said...

Hi C from Paris Breakfasts,
Sory to go a bit off topic . . . I write for Apartment Therapy: The Kitchen. I've been trying to get in touch with you about some blog stuff, but I can't get the email link on your site to work.

krista said...

I have two blogs my food blog and my travel blog. The travel blog i have because I enjoy traveling and I am always surfing the web for travel destinations, news, deals and places that I would like to visit. This travel blog is all the things I find I post. Please visit www.vacationtravel-krista.blogspot.com

Barbara said...

Like Neil and Cookiecrumb a fair amount of my personal life features on my blog. I started a second blog purely for photos.

Rhi said...

Via Mrs D and Chopper Dave.

Gotta say that I've occasionally worried about posting Other Things on my current blog (which is primarily food-oriented), but then said screw it. People don't want to read it, then so be it.

However, I do keep my shorter and more esoteric ramblings (i.e. Doctor Who fandom) to my LiveJournal, as that's where they've been for over five years now.

Anonymous said...

Well, my first blog has nothing to do with food and not much to do with me. It is a blog to help blogger personalize their blogs...BlogU.

The blog that brought me here is more me...Buttermilk Clouds.