The weather has finally changed enough that I can close my eyes and imagine it’s springtime, and that’s a good time to think about adjusting a bunch of things, including my blogs. When I started years ago, this blog was a central place to keep my stuff. Why post book reviews at Amazon, or restaurant opinions on Yelp, or advice about contractors at <fly-by-night websites> when it’s just easier to keep track of everything on my own site? Plus, the engineer in me says if you want to understand the Web you need to jump in and do it yourself—don’t just read about it. The downside of this is that my blog has tended to be a bit of a jungle: a little of this, a little of that, with no obvious theme or relevance to anybody but me. (Even my mom doesn’t read me that much anymore).
So I’m switching to be a bit more thematical and that means focusing my posts in a way I didn’t in the past. I didn’t expect that so many people would read me for the posts I made about Mercer Island. I love it here, of course, but unless you do too it’s not going to be all that interesting. Careful readers will note that I haven’t posted much about Mercer Island lately because for the past several months I’ve been posting instead on a new site: iMercerIsland.com. Go there if you want to read about local issues. I may cross-post now and then, but generally speaking from now on richardsprague.com will be more about general ideas that I find interesting and less about the wonderful place where I happen to live.
The nice thing about iMercerIsland.com is that it’s open to posters besides me, so feel free to contribute yourself (email me if you want to learn how).
By the way, if you want to get even more up-to-date MI information, you’ll want to follow Mercer Island on Twitter. See you there!