I acquired drained – Scott Hanselman’s Weblog

I got tired - photo by Elisa VenturI’ve been running a blog right here for the final 20 years. Each Tuesday and Thursday, fairly persistently, for 20 years. However final yr, with out planning it, I acquired drained and stopped. Undecided why. It did not correspond with any life occasions. Nothing fascinating or notable occurred. I simply stopped.

I did discover pleasure on TikTok and amassed a small group of like-minded followers there. I take pleasure in my YouTube as nicely, and my weekly podcast goes sturdy with almost 900 (!) episodes of interviews with cool individuals. I’ve additionally not too long ago began posting on Mastodon (a fediverse (federated universe)) Twitter different that makes use of the ActivityPub net customary. I see that Mark Downie has been taking a look at ActivityPub as nicely for DasBlog (the weblog engine that powers this weblog) so I have to spend someday with Mark quickly.

Being constant is a tough factor, and I feel I did a great job. I gave many talks over a few years about Private Productiveness however I all the time talked about doing what “feeds your spirit.” For a minute right here the weblog took a backseat, and that is OK. I crammed that (spare) time with household time, private initiatives, writing extra code, 3d printing, video games, taekwondo, and a ton of different issues.

Going ahead I’ll proceed to write down and share throughout quite a few platforms, however it’ll proceed to begin right here as it is tremendous vital to Personal Your Phrases. Hold taking snapshots and backups of your keystrokes as you by no means know when your chosen platform would possibly change or go away fully.

I am nonetheless right here. I hope you’re too! I’ll see you quickly.

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About Scott

Scott Hanselman is a former professor, former Chief Architect in finance, now speaker, marketing consultant, father, diabetic, and Microsoft worker. He’s a failed stand-up comedian, a cornrower, and a e-book writer.

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