More Blogging

As is apparent from the lack of new posts from yours truly over the course of the past couple of years, I've fallen off the blogging wagon. I still read others' blogs from time to time but I myself haven't found the time to sit down and write new posts. I recently read Scott Hanselman's post entitled Your words are wasted and it resonated with me. I'm not a huge social media user (though Mastodon is my drug of choice for the curious), much less an active poster, but I've certainly posted more frequently to Mastodon over the past few years than I have to my own blog. I think part of the reason is that I felt like my blog posts needed to be high-quality tutorials, with screenshots and sample code to describe a solution to a problem I've recently faced. While that's certainly a category I like to blog about, I don't think it necessarily needs to be the only thing I blog about. I infrequently read John Gruber's blog, Daring Fireball, and one thing I've noticed that Gruber posts from time to time is simply a link to some other blog post, news article, video, etc and add his two cents below, calling out particularly notable snippets in quotes. I think that's something I would traditionally share on social media, much like Mastodon, though in light of Hanselman's great arguments, I would like to move such posts here. Ultimately I would just like to produce more content and own it myself. So here's to more blogging!