Going Off Topic

I don’t know what prompted a comment I got this morning from a visitor/reader about my post about our Halloween pumpkins, maybe it is because it is Halloween, or maybe they are just having a bad day. I won’t say who sent the comment but here is small quote (I will edit it for language).

I don’t #$^! about what you carved on your pumpkins. I read your blog because you usually have some good ideas and tips, not crap like your latest post. If you keep posting &*%$ like that I am going to unsubscribe from your blog!

First, I would like to say thanks for subscribing! Nice to know there are people reading my blog. Second, I am sorry you are not interested in my Halloween 2008 post. I usually don’t stray far from topics that will help webmasters run their websites. There are times however when it is good to stray from your usual on topic posts.

Straying from your usual topics can provide variety to your readers and offer a nice change of things to write about. While I enjoy writing about web development and the varied and many topics that includes, even I need a break once in awhile.

Blogging is a way to connect on a more personal level with people. I am not just a freelance web developer. I am a Dad, a husband and a just a regular person with other interests and hobbies. I am not just a faceless corporation. I like to connect with my clients and their needs to find the best way that their website can help them. In return I also like to post about some of the things going on my life. If you follow my Twitter feed you probably already know that.

How often do you post off topic posts on your blog?

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