Today marks the 55th straight week publishing a blog post, starting with No Bad Teams, Only Bad Leaders last June. This means I’ve been doing this for over a year.
Here are some highlights from the past year:
- I’ve produced several programming-related posts:
- Refactoring: Replace Conditional with Polymorphism
- Ruby Discourages Private Class Methods
- My Quest for Elegant Code
- Reading List: RESTFul API Best Practices
- Getting Acquainted With JSON API
- My Appearance at nyc.rb: Discussing Code Reviews
- How to Properly Mock a Class in Rspec
- Use Ruby’s Splat Operator to Test Presence of a Randomly Generated Array
- Coding Wins: June 19, 2021
- Coding Wins: June 26, 2021
- A series of essays on the book Extreme Ownership, taking the ideas in each chapter and seeing how they apply to my past and present experiences.
- A monthly segment called Elsewhere in the Universe exploring the more fun side of things.
The streak took a lot of work to maintain, and I’m proud to have reached this milestone. However, I will be posting less often from now on. I’m not sure about the frequency, but it will likely not be weekly anymore.
It was a huge commitment hitting these weekly deadlines, putting all of my focus on whatever I could deliver that particular weekend. Despite my efforts I was unable to speed up the process, nor was I able to build a backlog of content. Over time it was clear I had to make a decision: continue weekly blog posts at the expense of everything else, or to look for more fruitful endeavors.
I’ll use the weekend of the 17th to take time off; afterwards, I’ll return to projects I’ve put on the backburner. These initiatives require a larger investment, but will hopefully yield greater returns. Stay tuned for updates.