Challenge of the year: Reviving the blog

image I woke up this morning and checked my to-do list for today. Business, business, business, and some more business. And yet it seems that my to-do list never goes blank, a couple of customers or projects are always in the backlog. I don’t know why exactly, but after opening the browser I typed the address of my blog—something I didn’t do for a long time—and I was stunned.

Almost three months since my last post. The oldest post on my blog’s home page is four months old and counting. I could remember times when a post couldn’t survive four days on my home page. My blog wasn’t dormant, it seemed downright dead.

Was it a lack of topics to blog about that killed it? No, absolutely not. I have always been maintaining a to-do list of topics, and it’s still big enough to keep me busy for months. Was it a lack of inspiration? Hmm, might have been, but I did wrote a lot of stuff, so it wasn’t a "writer’s block”. It was just one simple ingredient that I felt I ran out of. Time.

One of the things I did a lot over the past four months was teaching Sure Step. I’ve delivered many many of courses all over Europe, and every time I do it, every time an interesting debate springs among participants about a specific Sure Step topic, I think to myself: “I should blog this!”

Last week I delivered two courses, one in Reykjavik, Iceland, and one in Copenhagen, Denmark, and I met many great people with a lot experience to share, and after the course I just started taking notes about most controversial features of Sure Step, with an intent to blog about them and build a knowledge base I can share. Earlier, I often said at my courses: you have my thoughts on this topic on my blog. Nowadays, I keep my mouth shut, because with a dead blog under my belt, I don’t feel excited talking about it. I killed it, after all.

The farther I go, the more I miss blogging, and the more topics there are that I see I should have covered already—and I would have them covered if only I took time to attack my to-do list way earlier. There was plenty of content to blog about, the only thing that seemed to lack was time. And this morning I decided there is enough time. Back in days when I blogged actively I didn’t have any less time than I do now, and yet I managed to squeeze a half-an-hour per day to share my thoughts. Even if I really don’t have time, I decided I’d steal some. It’s still legal.

So here I am again, armed with all the determination I can get, and with a growing to-do list of topics to blog about, and I hope, I just hope this time, that I win over my apparent, but imaginary, lack of time.

So off I am now, to blog my first Sure Step topic after a long absence—the Fit Gap.

Vjeko

Vjeko has been writing code for living since 1995, and he has shared his knowledge and experience in presentations, articles, blogs, and elsewhere since 2002. Hopelessly curious, passionate about technology, avid language learner no matter human or computer.

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  1. Luc van Vugt

    Chin up, Vjekoslav. Rhythm of live we call it … 😉

    1. Vjekoslav Babic

      @Luc: yep, rhythm of life… But isn’t it merely an excuse?

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