I have too many blogs already - Advogato, the Nuke Beat, my ABQJournal musings. Starting another seems a bit of overkill. They all have their roots elsewhere - a pre-existing publisher in the case of the Journal and Advogato, which provides a built-in audience. There's comfort in that. The Nuke Beat's just a hare-brained experiment, which may or may not work. But they all have something in common, which is me. There are times when, writing for one or another, I feel uncomfortable. Too much free software ranting is prolly a bad idea on the Journal blog, and I've never been entirely comfortable bragging about my incredibly smart and talented daughter on Advogato.
That's why I decided to consolidate things here. By no longer hiding behind the skirts of an existing publisher, I lose built-in audiences, but that seems fine. I'll still do the other blogs when my whim suits their audience (and in the case of ABQJournal, I get paid for that, which still amazes me). But if Tim Berners-Lee's original idea of the web as a medium for both reading and writing has any meaning at all, this is it, so my Inkstain web site must reflect that.