I’ve been running a blog right here for the final 20 years. Each Tuesday and Thursday, fairly constantly, for 20 years. However final 12 months, with out planning it, I acquired drained and stopped. Unsure why. It did not correspond with any life occasions. Nothing attention-grabbing or notable occurred. I simply stopped.
I did discover pleasure on TikTok and amassed a small group of like-minded followers there. I take pleasure in my YouTube as effectively, and my weekly podcast goes robust with almost 900 (!) episodes of interviews with cool individuals. I’ve additionally just lately began posting on Mastodon (a fediverse (federated universe)) Twitter various that makes use of the ActivityPub internet normal. 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 great job. I gave many talks over a few years about Private Productiveness however I all the time 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 tasks, writing extra code, 3d printing, video games, taekwondo, and a ton of different issues.
Going ahead I’ll proceed to write down and share throughout quite a lot of platforms, however it’s 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 totally.
I am nonetheless right here. I hope you’re too! I’ll see you quickly.
Scott Hanselman is a former professor, former Chief Architect in finance, now speaker, advisor, father, diabetic, and Microsoft worker. He’s a failed stand-up comedian, a cornrower, and a guide creator.