I started this blog at the beginning of 2018 (see my first post, here). Seeing as we’re at the beginning of 2019, it feels like a good time to reflect on the past year; my first year of blogging.
1) Raw summary
- Plan A: 2 posts/month
- Plan B: 1 post/month
- Reality: :-/
[Vega-lite plot made using the Vega editor]
Note: I never measured, but it takes me at least half a day to write a blog post. This needs to be shorten down!
I wanted to blog more about conferences I attended (I even started to draft a post about MozFest), and to use it as an excuse to test coding libraries I’m curious about.
All in all, I’m glad I started a blog but I wish I could use it more and better in the future.
An idea was it could be useful to someone else. I feel this is not worth looking at until it has more content.
2) Plans for 2019
Looking ahead in 2019 I realised my excitement and priority lies in traveling and learning (sometimes combined).
A lot of my learning and traveling are tech related, so writing about those could be a good way to use my blog.
=> I will write more in 2019 than in 2018, but I will not overwhelm myself!
3) Upcoming posts (look at me being optimistic!)
Based on my calendar this month, here are blog posts I should be able to write:
- What’s hand-drawing data viz?
- How to use Python with geo data
- Taking my front-end skills (CSS) to the next level!
Note: I’ve drafted this post quickly on my phone (on a plane). In the future I’ll try to draft a post quickly after an event or a learning experience. I’ll also keep track of the time spent so I get better at time management in the process.