Someone asked me recently, "Do you censor your blog?" As in, "do you only write about stuff that you think readers will be interested in?" At the time, I said, "No - I write whatever the hell I want." However, I've come to realize that this is not exactly true. When I first started writing this blog, back in August 2002, I wrote about everything. I didn't care, I was writing to write and nobody was reading me.
Then, in November of 2002, along came the opportunity to help write a book. This was pretty damn exciting for me, as I think that being a published author is pretty cool (BTW, if I never started blogging, I'd have never gotten the Pro JSP or the Spring Live deals).
What has happened over the last year or so is something I never expected. Hopefully it's just in my head and it isn't really true. I've started to feel like an authority on web development - so I feel that I can't really post dumb questions, problems, etc. on this site. I feel that if I do, I'll lose credibility. It doesn't help that I've gone from 2 visits a day to over 4000. Damn - I'm censoring myself. That's just wrong...
I'm tempted to say, credibility be damned, actions speak louder than words - and run with it. After all, most of the hits on this site come from Google - and the reason is because I've copied and pasted so many errors/exceptions into this blog. More errors = more hits = more money from Google Ads? ;-)