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What about 2014++ ?

A very short review on 2014

Well, actually only about this blog ;)

While a lot has happened in tech, only very few things happened here on this blog: only one posting (excluding this one) and some comments – for which I’m very thankful, by the way.

I did not have any interesting stuff to blog about… most of the things that I’ve been working on did not evolve to a state that was worth writing about. Nevertheless I played around with some nice “peaces” of technology, and we’ll see how they can be used in future projects.

What to expect for 2015?

… according to new posting on this blog, of course ;)

Well, I will not force myself to write here just for the sake of writing. That would be boring for both you as a reader and me, too.

Instead I will focus more on projects that will probably turn out to be usable to a certain degree – this year’s code snippets and circuits were mostly proof-of-concepts in a very basic state.

Any ideas, what do YOU think?

Do you have any ideas or thoughts about technologies that are worth a look in 2015 – and why? I’d be glad to get a few comments about that, and maybe I can take a closer look.

So, see you in 2015 :)

Some thoughts about this blog

I’m totally aware that blog postings about (not) blogging are boring, but anyway, I’m feeling the urge to share some thoughts about blogging in general and also about what’s going on with this blog.

Not blogging just for the sake of blogging
There is no value in putting together some content just to publish a new blog posting. This is neither helpful for the (occasional) reader nor for the author. So I’ll not blog something just for putting up some content.

A month without a blog posting is not a lost month
One might spend a month or two just reading, learning or playing, without publishing a single blog post. I think this is totally fine. If you blog on a regular basis: fine. If you blog once in a while: it’s fine, too. There is no fixed timetable that you have to follow.

Not starting the posting with an apology
“I’ve been busy over the last few weeks, so I’m sorry that …” By looking at the timestamp of the blog postings it is obvious that the previous posting was published some weeks or even months ago. As said above, this has happened for a reason. If you want to talk about this reason, then feel free to do so, but you don’t need to, and I don’t think this is a lack of respect towards the reader. If you want to tie in with the last psoting, then why not start with something like “After some exciting weeks of working on XYZ / playing with XYZ / … I’ll share my thoughts / findings /… on this …”

Cutting to the chase
You can write many lines without saying anything. You can paste lots of quotes in to your post. You can sum up the obvious. But you can also skip these parts if you like and get to the point.
In my future postings I am going to focus on what I think is important; I’ll link to other good tutorials and descriptions that might be helpful. There is so much good and interesting content out there, so why copy / rewrite it instead of linking to it?

I really hope that I’ll blog more often, shorter, more to the point.

As always: feel free to contribute by commenting.