My "new" blogging habit
I’ve just come across Andy Baio’s Middling post and this bit really resonated with me:
Twitter and Waxy Links cannibalized all the smaller posts, and as my reach grew, I started reserving blogging for more “serious” stuff — mostly longer-form research and investigative writing.
From around September 2013, I found that I was in this situation. I was only posting here once or twice a month, mainly as I felt that I should only blog when I had something “worthy” to write about. I got of this rut nearly a year later as I started a new project that resulted in a number of fairly frequent “long” posts about Slim and ZF2 components, which rekindled my interest in writing here.
In March 2013, I gave myself permission to write more opinionated posts here but didn’t actually do so until June 2014. Since then I’ve written a few more times on the things I care about and hope to continue to do so.
I’ve also started giving myself permission to write posts that are shorter tech-notes. These are more aide-mémoira that I want to remember that maybe someone else will find useful.
I would like to write shorter opinion pieces. Say 250ish words on items that catch my interest. I’m currently using Twitter for this, but sometimes 140 characters isn’t enough and I can never find what I wrote again. This post is to give myself permission to do so.
Maybe I’ll actually do it in less than a year from now!