Blogspert Jakob Nielsen has written a list of the 10 most common blog design problems (thanks to Dave Munger for posting on this). I'm curious what you folks think about his Don't #8: "Mixing Topics": If you publish on many different topics, you're less likely to attract a loyal audience of high-value users. Busy people might visit a blog to read an entry about a topic that interests them. They're unlikely to return, however, if their target topic appears only sporadically among a massive range of postings on other topics. The only people who read everything are those with too much time on their hands (a low-value demographic). I'd rather not think of my loyal readers as a "low-value demographic" but I'm definitely guilty of this sin. Question: should I relegate political posts (like the one below) to a separate blog, or do you think Nielsen's Don't #8 is hooey? My suspicion: those of you who read me for the humor skip over the politics. I doubt the political posts hurt the blog overall. What do you think? D.