I had a spate of writing from when I moved to London, until I finished a number of cycling challenges around 2013. I have always looked back with a fondness to write more, but always faced some challenges.
Noted quickly, off the top of my head:
- Subject matters
- Caution of writing about proprietary stuff
- Not having the time
- Too difficult to get started
Feeling like what I have to say surely can’t be important to anyone
- So why bother writing in the first place
I will write about these in the order that they are addressed.
I have often found there something sticky about writing a blog. Why is it dated and what if I wish to change my opinion on something.
I’ve been inspired by My blog is a digial garden, not a blog (Joel Hooks) who was in turn inspired by Building a digital garden (Tom Critchlow).
What these 2 demonstrate is that there is another way to organise thoughts.
Date is arbitrary in a way. I’m happy to write about something one day, but I expect to eventually change my mind, and want to be free to update the point-of-vew.
From now on, this is not a blog. It is my personal website. Whatever that means. I don’t even need to decide now, I’ll come back to that!
Too Difficult to Get Started
I’ll admit this next section may only be appropriate for those who know a bit of programming.
I don’t make it easy for myself…
I write everything as plain text, if you are not sure what that looks like then take a quick look at this posts raw content on GitHub! You see what I mean?
There is also a bit of house keeping in order to start a new post, not just a simple click of a button. Therefore I have written a script which quicklycreates a template for now posts - check it out!
What I Say Isn’t Important to Anyone
All that matters from now in is whether I am interested in what I am writing.
More to come.