Just a quick note to welcome everyone to my personal blog. For a very long time, I've been writing at NCZOnline, and struggled to figure out what readers of that blog want to read. It started out as my personal blog, complete with rants and random musings, and then evolved into a blog focused on web technology. As it turns out, people really enjoyed the tech focus, and so I stopped writing non-technical pieces to focus on what my readers were requesting. That left me with a bit of a problem.
I'm not a technical writer, I'm a writer who has published some technical books. Writing isn't just what I do to make a few bucks on the side (and it is, a very few bucks), it's a large part of who I am. I have ideas in my head and things I want to say, and NCZOnline just isn't the place to say it.
After pondering this for a while, I finally decided that I had enough non-technical content that I could rationalize setting up an entirely separate blog for that purpose. There are a fair amount of people that I've heard from who really enjoyed my non-technical posts, not the least of which being my Dad (who now is completely befuddled by the tech slant of NCZOnline). Over the next couple weeks, I'll be transferring all of my non-technical content from NCZOnline over to this blog. That may mess up some permalinks, but the non-technical posts tend not to be as linked-to as the technical ones.
And so, welcome to my new personal blog. I can virtually guarantee that there won't be anything technical posted here. It's just me, Nicholas, saying what's on my mind, for better or worse.