Over the years I’ve had many blogs: Hut of eZainny, Waiting for Coffee, DevBerry. Despite having in some cases invested significant time in to writing posts, articles, technical content, etc. for these sites I don’t really hold any attachment to the content itself. Where I have posted thoughts/opinions, I’m under no illusion those thoughts mean all that much to others. And where I have written technical content, today sites like Stack Overflow provide a better medium for the dissemination of answers. So again it was without hesitation that when I wanted to change hosting and give Octopress a try, I didn’t bother migrating any of the old content from Earth to Neil over.
This might seem to be a rather depressing view to hold, but I find it liberating. The opportunity to start fresh is always exciting. And the truth is, I don’t write for anyone else anyway - I write for me. I write to help crystallize my opinion on a topic. To force myself to evaluate the logical jumps and rationalizations that can seem so right up in the nebulous cloud, yet so wrong when on paper staring you in the face.
Here’s to a new place to put things.
NB: This time I opted for a github hosted octopress blog, which makes for a quite geeky and fun blogging workflow. And I actually learned a little bit about Ruby…