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I set myself the challenge to daily blog for the twelve days left in June. Mission accomplished!
Now for the future: Will I keep this up? In “Time Investing” I made the point that by consistently investing a little time to acquire a new skill, you will eventually reach the point were others are amazed at what you achieved. Five years of work, even if it’s a little bit at a time, builds up so something that is hard to grasp easily if you just see the result. I guess that’s the whole point of investing anything.
I will therefore continue to invest blog posts into this website, improve my writing skill in doing so, and hopefully be able to bring some interesting thoughts to people that are interested, potentially even starting interesting discussions. Or if not that, then at least save the one or the other developer some time on solving problems I solved.
The blog continues on a daily basis.
How do I plan to keep this up? There were a couple of blog posts that took me up to two hours to write while I actually aim for at most half an hour instead. That is probably my perfectionism at play, but additionally, some topics just cannot be contained in an article of that scope.
I don’t like the notion of splitting blog posts into parts. They also sounds like “hey, I will withhold this information from you to make you come back tomorrow”, which feels very artificial. Instead I will try to make two smaller topics out of one. The emscripten cmake articles were a good unplanned example for this: “WebXR in C++” and “CMake: Relink on File Change”.
Writing two very related articles rather than one allowed me to go into more detail. I did actually go wildly out of scope for both anyway, though.
And that is why I will constrain myself to half an hour for writing (editing is not counted there) unconditionally and see how I will deal with that as of tomorrow. Should I ever have time left, I will take that time to start preparing the blog post for the next day in advance :)
Written in 20 minutes, edited in 5 minutes.