For the past few months, I’ve tried to make a concerted effort to post here more regularly, if only to keep the exercise of writing fresh in my mind and routine. I really have enjoyed it, and I began thinking about how to extend the activity further. I’ve been asked in the past to contribute to other sites and I’ve always demurred, afraid that I wouldn’t be able to make a commitment, or that I’d disappoint someone. I’m changing that now.
I want to make myself accountable for writing. I want it to be something I truly do every day, in some capacity. My first step is joining David Chartier’s excellent Finer Things in Tech family. The FT content is thoughtful and fun, with great tips and a focus on concise and meaningful content. It’s not a news grinder, and I couldn’t keep up with the cycle these days anyway. He’s invited me to submit posts on a schedule of my choosing, and my goal is to make it as regular a schedule as possible.
I’ve contributed to sites in the past, and it’s been a great experience for me. I’m extremely excited to be writing for a site other than my own again because it will allow me to do some different thinking about what I’m putting together, and I believe it’s going to help me continue to grow as I consider a different audience and a new set of goals apart from a personal blog about nerd stuff.
I think it’s a great step for me, and I look forward to sharing some new things. My first post for FT is here.
Here’s to some new challenges.