Matthias Nehlsen

Software, Data, and Stuff

Updated Approach

So, I have recently suffered from writer's block. Well no, that's not exactly true. The problem was not getting started with a topic, but rather sticking with it and continuing to work on it. But there may be a way to get back into the rhythm: finish a less complex project.

Looking at my past articles, I seem to have a tendency to go for the long form. While I don’t think there’s anything wrong in that per se, I do want write both long and short articles. Ideally I would have one long article (or three) in the works and at the same time publish short ideas and random ramblings in between. Sometimes with code, sometimes without.

So here's to a new approach for this blog. I will still come up with large and (hopefully) profound articles from time to time, so no changes on that front. But in addition, I will also more frequently post shorter notes. Or at least that's the idea. Let's see how it works out.

Regarding the existing newsletter, I am not exactly sure how to leverage that. As a subscriber, you have become accustomed to getting an email once or sometimes twice per month. I don't want to spam you much more frequently all of a sudden. Maybe I should create another newsletter for the more frequent updates? I'm curious about your thoughts on this. For now, I will just announce this change once and then keep using the current newsletter only for the more infrequent long articles only.

Cheers, Matthias

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