Return of the daily post (I hope)

Time for a ridiculous claim: I’m going to get back to daily posts!

Anybody believe me?

[crickets chirping]

No, seriously. I’m going to do it. But here’s the thing: I have become (actually, I’ve always been) very aware that a big part of the reason I hardly ever post anymore is that I try to say too much. I aim to make these big, all-encompassing observations; and it takes so much time (or perhaps the real hurdle is mental energy) to do that, I get discouraged from writing anything at all. This is doubly a problem because when I do get around to writing something, I often end up rushing it and don’t quite cover all the ideas I set out to discuss. So it falls flat.

My new strategy will therefore be to write:

  1. More concisely
  2. At a narrower scope (without diving quite as deeply into details, or reaching for quite as many connections); and therefore
  3. More often!

Hopefully this way I can actually meet my goal. This way I will be able to meet my goal!

Anyway, in the interest of keeping this announcement self-contained, I will leave it at that for now. With any luck, I will write another (meaningful) post later today; but I’m also willing to cut myself some slack and count this as my daily post today for now.

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One thought on “Return of the daily post (I hope)

  1. I’ve read quite a few of your posts, and the ones that stick out are the thoroughly thought through ones. Personally I don’t see the point of forcing yourself to do daily posts. There is a difference between short and concise; It’s not possible to do concise posts without thinking a subject through and through. The bottom line is, you won’t scare me away by posting too little, but rather by posting too much ‘half-baked’ ideas. I don’t seem to be the only one with this opinion either: http://programmers.stackexchange.com/questions/78962/programmers-blog-how-often-should-i-post/78964#78964

    But then again, will you really start posting on a daily basis? ;p Hope to read more from you!

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