I’ve always wanted to write a blog. Over the past 15-20 years, I’ve installed multiple blog engines or even created mine. Around 2004, when blogging was the thing everyone was doing, I had a dotclear installed that I spent hours tweaking and choosing the perfect theme for. It was great, save for the lack of content. I repeated the same operation with Wordpress, a homemade thing in PHP, Jekyll, and last: Hugo, the one you are reading right now.
It’s not that I don’t write: I have multiple drafts in my repository. They just don’t feel finished and need more research: they are not perfect. Over time I lose interest in writing those and they sit, half finished, in my repository. For instance, I already spent far too much time re-reading this post and tweaking it where I should have been publishing it already.
Yesterday I discovered 100 Days To Offload thanks to Hyde. It has a set of guidelines on the website but it boils down to: Just Write, you shouldn’t care too much about the form so long as you write and commit to it. I’ll be taking this challenge, my hope is that I’ll improve my writing and reduce my friction to publishing by doing so.
This is day 1, expect to read more of me and please give me feedback via Mastodon/Matrix. See you on day 2!