100 days of blogging

· Allanderek's blog


So I started this blog on the first of January 2021, and have blogged every single day since then. This is the 100th day of the year. That was the target I set myself, blog something every single day for 100 days. It seems impossible when you start out. At first you have a few topics you've always wanted to write down but never gotten around to it, but after that you think there is no way you will make it to 100 days.

But it's surprising, once you're pretty much always looking out for things to blog about, topics mostly just "come up" in day-to-day discourse. The hardest days were mostly the weekends, when I wasn't necessarily doing any programming anyway.

There are only a handful of posts that I'm not very proud of, I think my worse one was a dumb idea about mutation typing, that came from having nothing to write about and just trying to write something. However, there are a few much better posts that came out of the same process.

I'm going to try to keep blogging, but not every day. I would like to keep posts, short, but I think I will try to make them more measured. So I think what I'll try to do going forward is to write everyday, but not necessarily publish a post everyday. Some posts will take 2-3 days to write, whilst others I will more readily abandon. So I think I'm aiming for about one post per week. However, I can definitely see that I might just give up entirely, when I don't have a strict goal. We will see.

In any case, I'm happy to have reached this milestone. If one or two of the posts have been found and are useful to someone, then I'm pretty happy with that.