From the first posts I made to this blog in 2003, I’ve had a couple of blogging goals in mind. I want to reiterate them to keep myself on track:
- Post original ideas. I’d like to keep the content here fresh. There’s no use in repeating what people have said already. Writing technical articles (like my CVS-over-ssh and various other tutorials) are a good way of keeping this thing interesting.
- Be more than a link blog. I hate link blogs – I would rather subscribe to digg or Slashdot if I want a steady stream of links. Links are okay if you’re going to make an honest attempt at discussing the content, but mindless links should be kept to a minimum.
- Keep the conversation going. There’s a lot of other bloggers out there with fresh ideas and interesting perspectives. Blogging is a good way of getting into the conversation. It’s rewarding to post responses to some of the stuff that the rest of the world is thinking about.
- Post often, even if it’s not much. No use keeping a blog if you’re not going to update it, no?