I keep trying to get myself excited to write posts again, but whenever I think that I have some idea on what I would actually say, I talk myself out of it. I think part of my issue is that I have this long history of posts on this site, and most of them are just rubbish. I need to go a completely new direction, and refrain from the inane posts of the past. Instead, I need to find some new inanity…
I have some peaks of interest in trying to code things again. I have a utility that I wrote for a game I play that helps me find profitable trades. I also have taken a stab at writing a game based on a popular card game, but have had mixed results on my success. I mostly enjoy the aspect of learning something new, but find that I too frequently lose interest to actually get something to completion. I typically have something come up, I get distracted, and then I just cannot get back into it. I’d really like to though, so I’m seeing if I can’t think of some new idea to try to get me back into it.
I’ve completely dropped off the face of social media, with only the occasional Facebook post. I don’t even remember when the last time I tweeted was. When I had Foursquare posting to my pages, there was activity there, but it was entirely checkins. As such, I’ve lost touch with the social media zeitgeist into which I used to be plugged. I’m still debating if this is a good or bad thing.
I have considered trying to write how-tos for things I actually know how to do. These days, however, there are already thousands of results of instructions for quite possibly literally everything. As such, trying to throw in my two cents is pretty much useless.
One thing that also crossed my mind was to write about the area in which I work. I do product management, and I really get excited about software development, new SaaS opportunities, different ways of tackling some complicated problems, and the direction of corporate software in general. This, however, would bring me a little too close to bridging that real life/online life which I have always kept separate. Not necessarily from a privacy standpoint, but from a what I do in my free time stand point.
Basically, I want to do something here, but I just don’t know what. Given that it’s been over four years since my last update, I think I have some leeway in how quickly I figure it out (not to mention zero readers).