It’s an interesting question. I don’t have dreams of being a programming rockstar. Someone who’s every move is followed on twitter, Github, and personal blog posts elicit hundreds of thoughtful comments. No, that’s not my intention.
In fact I believe it to be quite likely that this blog lies mostly dormant, a deserted island in the massive ocean of internet. So Why? Simple.
- I want to remember the things I actually learn
- I want to have a record of things I did, for future employment
- I secretly do want to be on the front page of Hacker News
I guess those are the only reasons I can think of. Is it enough for me to start a blog and stick with it? We’ll see…
Well because static site generators are so hip and cool obviously. But in reality the reasons are obvious. I get to write posts in markdown, it was created with developers in mind, and it’s already themed to look spiffy. Now as a front-end dev not putting my own CSS touch on the site makes me sad, but if this is the only way to get the blog off the ground, then so be it. Someday this blog will have a title. It will have colors that aren’t shades of gray. It will have entertaining or thought provoking content. For the time being, we just have what I like to call, “blogtopress”.