Between 2021 and 2022, I
forced challenged myself to write a "log" every
week. Each of these logs contains my life updates for the week. If
things were not moving too fast, a new log would be up every Sunday or Monday.
In practice, it could be some other day.
When I moved to the UK in 2022, I fell behind on my logs. I tried to catch up
by just writing the current week's log while filling in the missing weeks. It
didn't take long for me to realise that this would be
too much work missing
the main point of why the logs were written in the first place.
I wanted to write free-form content that's not necessarily as polished as blog posts usually are. I also wanted to get used to writing on a regular basis, and writing life updates sounded like a good idea, as I wouldn't have to come up with ideas every week.
After a little more than a year of doing it, it started to feel mundane. Within a single week, there might not be much that happened, yet sometimes there's too much. There's also the guilt that I felt when I missed a log by a few days, or sometimes more than a week. It was not always great.
The logs were a bit overdone, in a way. Each one had a title and a
description (even if the latter only showed up in a
<meta> tag 🤦). More
often than not, coming up with both of them could take way too much time than
That said, I'd still like to have a place to write free-form content on my personal website. So I'm thinking, let's loosen up a bit.
I'll write when I want to. What's in the writing? It could be anything. Life updates, new stuff I found, or whatever. In fact, I've always wanted to add a TIL section to my website, but I just couldn't find the time to do it with proper tagging/categorisation/search and all that jazz to actually make it useful and searchable. Maybe I'll put some TILs every now and then, and I'll extract them to a proper TIL database eventually. Like this or this.
So, let's make yet another section! What should we name it... thoughts? 🤔
Yeah, that sounds good. That's what it is.
Let's not have a
YYwWW (made-up) format for the slug that would keep me awake
at night if I missed an entry. Let's just have a simple, standard
format for each one.
"But what if you want to have multiple entries in a day?"
Whoa, hold your horses mate.
I could barely write one a week.
Even if for some reason I get so fired up that I write so much content in a day, that doesn't mean it cannot fit in one entry.
Or, you know, we can always split it and save the other part for another day.
So! Here's a thought for you.
Enjoy, and may many more of these thoughts soon come to you.