More Drafts Than Posts

As I write this, this blog system contains 3 published posts and 8 drafts. If you were to try to infer my level of engagement with technology from the activity on this blog, you might think I’ve given up and started selling used cars. For better or worse, that’s not the case.

Here are some things that I coulda/shoulda blogged about since I last posted in January:

  • Tagging Dreams with Django
  • Plotting the Future of Crosscheck
  • New Gig: Second Rotation
  • From Django to Rails (and Back)
  • Encapsulating a Django Project
  • Auditable Django Models
  • Simplify WordPress Upgrades With Subversion
  • The AppEngine Experience
  • Building Web Apps on the T
  • A Brief History of Freestyle
  • Building Your Own Blog: Awesome or Chumpy?
  • Boston BarCamp 2008

I’m a bad, bad blogger. This list doesn’t include any of the drafts that I actually began to write. But, as I look at this list, there’s a lot of interesting stuff here. I suspect that if I actually make myself write about the things that I’m thinking and working on, it will help motivate me to finish some of my projects. If I’m lucky, a few people might even read it, which will motivate me even more. Is this how life works for extroverts?

“I am seated in an office, surrounded by heads and bodies,” and Other Great Beginnings

Finite Jest
There’s a trick to blogging.

I don’t know what that trick is, but I intend to figure it out. I’ve had quite a few blogs in the past with sparse to middling success at maintaining them with new content. Maybe I ought to just throw in the towel and admit that I’m either too much of a perfectionist or too disorganized to maintain a blog successfully, but I can’t shake the feeling that I really ought to be doing this, and doing it well.

So, this is my latest attempt at staking out some digital territory in the crowded, geek-o-sphere. It’s Subakva, which means, for those of us who don’t speak esperanto, “underwater” (Prepare yourself for my upcoming blog entry on how to find an squatter-free domain name by learning obscure, artificial languages.)

If you’re interested in web technology, interface design, and all that Geek 2.0 jazz, I predict that there will be something worthwhile for you to read here in the future. If you’re not interested in any of that, then there’s nothing for you here but heartache and disappointment. Go now, with your spirit still intact.