I’ve been running a blog right here for the final 20 years. Each Tuesday and Thursday, fairly constantly, for twenty years. However final 12 months, with out planning it, I bought drained and stopped. Undecided why. It did not correspond with any life occasions. Nothing fascinating or notable occurred. I simply stopped.
I did discover pleasure on TikTok and amassed a small group of like-minded followers there. I get pleasure from my YouTube as effectively, and my weekly podcast goes sturdy with almost 900 (!) episodes of interviews with cool folks. I’ve additionally not too long ago began posting on Mastodon (a fediverse (federated universe)) Twitter different that makes use of the ActivityPub internet commonplace. I see that Mark Downie has been taking a look at ActivityPub as effectively for DasBlog (the weblog engine that powers this weblog) so I have to spend someday with Mark quickly.
Being constant is a tough factor, and I feel I did a very good job. I gave many talks over a few years about Private Productiveness however I at all times talked about doing what “feeds your spirit.” For a minute right here the weblog took a backseat, and that is OK. I crammed that (spare) time with household time, private initiatives, writing extra code, 3d printing, video games, taekwondo, and a ton of different issues.
Going ahead I’ll proceed to put in writing and share throughout plenty of platforms, however it is going to proceed to begin right here as it is tremendous vital to Personal Your Phrases. Preserve taking snapshots and backups of your keystrokes as you by no means know when your chosen platform would possibly change or go away fully.
I am nonetheless right here. I hope you’re too! I’ll see you quickly.