When I started this blog I was determined to write every week. I originally had another blog where I wrote to every day before starting Eric on Rails, Awesome Drifter. I figured if I could grind out a post everyday on Awesome Drifter I figured making a once a week commitment to myself would be easy to keep. Looking at the “recent” posts here, it is clear to me that this isn’t the case. I figured I should take the time to reflect on what happened, and why I haven’t been posting regularly.
I have limited my scope to what I write about in Eric On Rails so it can be a tool I can promote myself as a software developer with. I am also relatively new to the field, so writing about the field was somewhat challenging to me. While I could think of topics I wold like to write about, I couldn’t write at the quality I wanted to without significant googling. This meant writing posts for this blog was never that much fun for me.
I stopped writing after I got hired at Koho. Before, even though I didn’t particularly feel like writing posts here I knew writing regularly here would make it easier for me to find a job after attending CodeCore. Once this pressure was off I lost the biggest motivator to write here.
Not being comfortable with technical topics, and writing with the intention of impressing people were the main factors which made me stop writing. In some ways I feel this has changed for me. I feel more comfortable writing about topics as I am much more familiar with the terms and context of these things now. I am also not worried about being employed, with or without this blog.
Hopefully I’ll be writing more frequently here. For something which amounts to a hobby for me I don’t like having artificial deadlines to keep me writing. Everyday it seems like the range of topics I could write about somewhat easily is growing. I feel like if I keep it in mind to write here somewhat frequently I should be able to find more subjects that won’t be a chore to write about.
If you have any thing you would want me to write about let me know in the comments. Otherwise I’ll just write about whatever I feel like writing about.