~ 3.5 Minute Read.
I posted five posts in the last eight days. I missed the first one on the 13th of July, on which I attended my last KNIME 1 Summer Party and had an other thing on my mind that I will write about eventually. I wasn’t able to come up with a topic to write about all day and procrastinated until that party from which I did not come back on time.
Instead, what will I do differently in the future: my perfectionism does not allow me to half-ass tutorial/technical posts, hence they always blow out of scope. I am hesitant to limit the amount of time I spend on them, since they may not provide any value otherwise. Additionally there are people who know what I’m talking about—even though they probably don’t read my blog—so I have some extra motivation to dig into the little details that may still be fuzzy in my understanding and I never really had to think about, putting a cherry on top of my confidence with the material.
The mentality/lifestyle posts are less effort to write down, because I already spent all the time thinking about their content sometime in the past, developing formulations while talking to people about their ideas. Those ideas are a small finite resource though and I burnt through almost all of the existing ones already.
The meta posts… well, they are meant for announcement of changes on these website or the blog. They aren’t supposed to happen on a daily basis.
I really would like to write about what I’m currently up to. This is how I started back in the days on tumblr: Documenting what I was working on, sometimes just one or two lines with a screenshot and showing my progress. Biggest problem with that is that I cannot do that currently, because of NDAs and a secret thing that will be cleared up some time in the next two months (hopefully sooner than later).
Different people will be interested in different things, so I will need to put in some effort into properly categorizing and tagging posts, giving you the chance to get exactly the slice that you want.
Upcoming posts will generally be shorter. I will keep them daily, because the first three weeks of the daily blog were some of the best of my life—it’s that amazing to have done something productive at the start of the day already, making the day great before it really started. I will be less tough on myself in regards of quality or size of posts and be experimental with the content.
For me, this needs to feel natural and not forced. The only way to pull this off on a daily basis even in times when other things are momentarily more important to me is if the only constraint is that there needs to be a posts.
Let’s see how this goes! If quality goes down the drain as a result, you can look forward to another longer meta post :D
- Where I’m currently employed as a student worker.
Written in 45 minutes, edited in 10 minutes.