Well, not exactly blogging. “Updating J’s Notes” is probably a more accurate description. I’ve created an IFTTT applet that pushes through appropriately tagged bookmarks I save in Pocket to J’s Notes. It’s not perfect, but it’s a way of sharing some of the stuff I’ve found interesting with a wider audience. The lack of context may mean I’ll have to update later why I thought it worth sharing (see: Metablogging… – a 2003 writeup on “Writing for the Web” about precisely the kind of blogging I’ve found myself doing more often than not – blogging about blogging) but other times it works alright. Either way, fresh content! You’re welcome.
I haven’t written in a while. Yes, it’s part of my day job, but I haven’t written for me in a long while.
I could blame social media – the ease of delivering thoughts in a sentence or two when sharing an article that no one clicks through to anyway really has changed what it means to have an opinion on things these days. But that’d be too easy.
I’ve just gotten out of the habit and grown a little rusty.
Not that I was a spectacular writer in the first place. But there’s no time like the present to get back on the horse.
So another reset is in order because I don’t even remember what I’ve written over the last 17 on-and-off years that’s worth keeping. I’ll revisit and reshare, but for now let’s give this another go.