The First Post

Posted on Sat 20 February 2016 in misc • Tagged with startover

This is not my first attempt to write a blog, nevertheless, shall be the last. However, in this brief time lapse before the next attempt I must overcome the mistakes that lead previous blog to fade after the "First Post".

One early mistake is the actual "first post". Usually, in the content is said what's the blog is about and dictate boundaries for what readers might find. This time, I won't put any restriction. I might write about books that I'm reading, code and hacks and whatever comes in mind.

My second mistake was the platform. Previous blogs were done with wordpress and "Meme", a discontinued Yahoo blog platform. Neither them suited me well. The first is jungle of templates and plugins that don't get along well and the second was discontinued despite being great, what also made me avoid other platforms like tumblr and medium.

Third mistake, was trying to being perfect. That end up with fewer post and lots of unfinished drafts. Most of then were kept as draft due to the fear of critcism.

As a coder, I found markdown generated blogs more suited for daily use. With trivial automated scripts, I can easily update content with a commit, friends could send fix and even submit article with pull requests.