Yeah. The microblogging will continue until the posting rate reaches 1/day.
I feel that one problem I have with “daily blogging” is that quick posts are no problem. But if I have a longer idea – but can’t finish it in time – I then forget to do a shorter post to make up for it.
And missing a post itself is a problem. What I find when trying to build a regular practice (daily blogging, taking karate twice a week, whatever) is that if you skip one time, even for a “really good reason”, then mysteriously the next two or three times you’ll HAVE to skip for “unavoidable” reasons.
In this, case in point, I started writing a longer article on debugging software. There was more to it than I expected – I had wanted to make an off-the-cuff comment, and found my thoughts rapidly expanding – and then the next day I was flying, and the next day catching up on work, and the next day owed my part of the annual report to the church board, and so on. And then its DAYS later and boom no posts. I think at this point I am 8 behind in numbered posts, though there were a few un-numbered ones which I would count, except, if I don’t, it makes the problem harder, which helps build the discipline I’m trying to build.
SO! Let’s get back on that horse then. Update metadata, hit publish.
Pictured: my evening work ritual, 2-3 times a week when I’m not having dinner with my wife, is to go to some place to eat (preferably one with a bar or high top tables, so I can stretch out my bum knee), crack open a book, and read a chunk of a chapter while having a nice meal. Most of my books get read this way.