Yesterday, I made a tweet.
I’ve decided to go all-in and document everything about the creation of this “software service”. So I bought a new domain and archived my old blog. I have also decided to switch gears and use Hugo instead of Jekyll, knowing that I’m more familiar with Go (more than Ruby, at least).
This is probably the 5th time that I’ve done this in the 4 years that I’ve been writing programming blog posts. And I’m betting this won’t be the last. The previous iterations of my blog all have the same thing in common: they are just a huge dump of my thoughts with no organization or semblance of quality whatsoever.
So I think of this fresh start as a huge Spring cleaning. Throw everything that you don’t need and start with a clean slate, carefully picking what “stuff” to keep so that they don’t end up as “junk”.
I won’t force myself to publish new content if I find it subpar to my standards. I’d want my work to be something that I’ll be happy to consume myself, not just a random stream of my consciousness. And you can’t force quality, not quality you should be happy with anyway.
A toast for minimalism, fresh starts, and quality work. Because more than your colleagues, your boss, and your customers, you yourself deserve the best.
I’ll see you on the next one.