You might find that this resonates a bit:
Like many bloggers I’m fascinated by traffic patterns and understanding user / reading behavior. If I were to be even more strategic I would actually do something with a lot of this data but I actually don’t care much about it at this point in time.
In fact, I don’t care at all, to be honest. If a particular blog post gets a lot of views then I’m happy and if it gets barely anything then I’m equally happy. Why? Because I write first and foremost for myself.
This has been passed around quite a bit and landed in my inbox a handful of times yesterday. I finally sat down and watched it end-to-end before I went to bed last night.
If you’ve got 15 minutes to spare, give it a view:
I’ve been using the new Twenty Seventeen theme via WordPress’ most recent major update (“Vaughan“) and I’m really, really liking the experience. For context, I’ve been using it for about two weeks, here on my personal blog and even my startup’s blog as well so I’ve been able to test-drive it for different reasons and audiences plenty.
Starting a few years back I began using the “default” yearly theme for this blog to not only give a virtual hat-tip to the design and engineering team but also, and most importantly, for one very simple (and I believe rational) reason:
I promise not to share every VLOG that I create on this blog, but, I did start the new vlog series around Tools of Titans and I thought I’d give my readers here one more shot and opportunity to join us on the outset.
I posted the first one for you to get a taste:
So, this is your official “heads-up” post!
When was the last time that you did something that really, truly, frightened you? When was the last time that you found yourself on the proverbial edge and peered over into the abyss?
I don’t think we do this often enough. I don’t think that most of us get even close to that type of place. I mean, why would we? Why would I? Why would anyone willingly put themselves into a frightful situation?
There’s purpose in what you’re doing, even the mundane things. It may not feel like it – I mean, there have been many times in my life where I feel like I’ve been literally wasting away.
But, that feeling doesn’t last long because I, like most of you, want to be living a purpose-driven life. I want to wake up knowing that the things that I’m doing and the people that I serve has meaning, weight, and that there’s a deeper reason for it all.
Are you a developer? Are you building stuff? One of the best things that you could do is to start blogging.
Love what Sal Farrerello has to share in this 10-minute talk and he goes as far as saying it might be one of the best things he’s done as a developer: