Back again! Flappy’s back! Tell a friend.
In the aughts, your fearless author managed to produce 43 posts. The teens were far less fruitful, producing a single post published almost 10 years ago.
I got married, the Mets had a no-hitter and won a pennant, Sarah and I moved across the country and had a kid, and still not a peep since Obama’s first term?
Good news, loyal reader! That all changes in the twenties.
This year I’ve decided that I’m going to write for fun. I hereby promise you, loyal reader, one post per week, for all of 2020, for a total of no less than 48 posts. What’s that you say? There are 52 weeks in a year? Well, yes, I’m giving myself some weeks off to keep my goal achievable.
Why oh why would I subject you, loyal reader, to this unrelenting torrent of low quality original content?
- I want to be a better writer – The common advice for becoming a better writer is to write, regularly and often, even when you don’t want to.
- I want to write something outside of work – Technical writing can be rewarding, but it isn’t a great means of self expression.
- I want to be more courageous – I find that I’ve disengaged from writing on any public or effectively public media, out of vague fear of some unfavorable opinion surfacing down the line. But you know what? That’s lame. I will have the courage of my convictions, and a willingness to publicly change my mind.
- I’ve been inspired by opinion writers – Paul Graham, David Brooks, Jamelle Bouie, Ben Thompson, Tim Urban, among others. I aspire to their examples.
Encourage me or tell me why this is an awful idea in the comments. See you next week!