Well, I wasn’t expecting that!


Yesterday, I decided to add a more personal angle to my blog by posting about my kids. Well, I got a ton of email saying, “keep it technical.”


OK! I listened. It’s tech from now on :)

Comments (19)

  1. Peter Ritchie says:

    Hey, it’s your blog; blog about whatever you want.

  2. It’s your blog! It’s not up to anyone else whether you stick to technical or not.

    Personally I liked the story about your kids. But my opinion doesn’t matter any more than anyone else’s does. Post about whatever you want to post about, and ignore the whiners.

  3. What a shame . . someday those critics will have kids of their own, and learn there’s more to life than "technology" — besides it’s YOUR blog (^_^)

    Blake Handler

    Microsoft MVP & Dad

  4. DarronJ says:

    Hey man, it’s your blog, your time. If you want to blog about the rocks in the bottom of your fishbowl, by all means do it. Tags, smags. I personally love a good change of pace blog post.

  5. DarronJ says:

    Hey man, it’s your blog, your time. If you want to blog about the rocks in the bottom of your fishbowl, by all means do it. Tags, smags. I personally love a good change of pace blog post.

  6. Chris Haaker says:

    Dont listen to them. Those munhckins make it all worthwhile. Post on family man!

  7. I had no idea people were that mean over an official MS blog. I’m an avid Linux user and even I don’t post and/or send rude comments to you.

  8. Majik says:

    I have found your non technical blogs just as entertaining as the technical ones.  Just as long as you do have technical ones, I won’t have a hard time justifying this blog for business.  (I had to submit a request to get it unblocked by the content engine)

  9. orcmid says:

    I loved the story about your kids.  I usually enjoy the unexpected glimpses of blogger humanity that come by.  I also know how to use the delete key in my RSS aggregator.

    If you choose to use categories to differentiate your materials (with alternate feeds), I’ll subscribe to the "all posts" version.

  10. I agree with those above–it’s your blog man.  Yes, it’s on the MSDN domain, but I haven’t come across a single blog that doesn’t have a personal aspect to it.  That’s what makes the blog so powerful–I don’t read them for pure technical content (I can read MSDN for that), I read it for insight into how people implement, use, and live with technology. ^^/

    Anyway, the story was great!  Thanks for all you post–including the family stories!

  11. psclil says:

    blog, like blob, which means a lot, not quality and only one area…

    but if everyone says something it must be the truth…

  12. Mike L says:

    Loud <> Majority.  Your blog… your prerogative.

  13. hehe, is your blog, do whatever you want… just keep it technical!!

    just kidding, it’s your audience though, an "easy" option is to open another blog

  14. dimkaz says:

    I thought it was cute.

    So blog about life as well.

  15. Yeah man, stay human. Blog what you want. For those of us with kids, it was worth reading.

  16. Aaron Margosis says:

    One more vote for.

    Nobody complains about non-technical posts on Raymond Chen’s or Larry Osterman’s (witness today’s post:  http://blogs.msdn.com/larryosterman/archive/2007/06/04/tonight-s-the-night.aspx)

  17. Zian says:

    Please don’t stop posting about things that aren’t 100% technical. They really help spice up your blog.

    And, as others have said, it’s your blog.

  18. Bill Curnow says:

    Gee, if only there was some way for your blog guests to skip posts they’re not interested instead of being forced to read whatever you choose to post.  Clearly, we need the FCC to look into this issue ASAP!

  19. Beetle says:

    Just do it ! what ever you like to blog.. I like to read…