Ideas of March
Around two weeks ago, Chris wrote a blog post that I responded to, and I was reminded of some of the great conversations that helped build our community. Many of these took place on the blogs of the aughts.
Like Chris, I think we've lost a bit of that. I've seen what feels like hundreds of conversations fly by on Twitter, 140 characters at a time: incomplete thoughts crammed into a package that's simply too small for detailed and deep expression. Don't get me wrong-a stream like Twitter (or maybe not Twitter itself) is valuable for quick thoughts and light conversation, but we often need more than that.
Thus, like others, I am pledging to do more blogging this year than last, starting now.
I recently spoke at ConFoo, and I intend to turn my Fifty Things talk into a series of short blog posts. I've also been mulling over a post on how and why we ported Gimme Bar from CouchDB to MongoDB. Those will hopefully pave the way and form a habit and personal culture of blogging. Please feel free to hold me to this intent, and if you have a blog, I hope you'll join this effort of creating a blogging revival (and if you don't yet have a blog, check out Habari).
See you soon.