...or; Celebrating one year of nothing.

Clippy, the Microsoft Office Assistant (3 animation states)Admittedly I've been sitting here for a while. Thinking of what to write about and how to write it. Staring at the insertion point. Waiting to see if a sudden burst of creativity would hit me. Not sure what I was expecting, but nothing appeared. I did however spend a few moments contemplating what my reaction would be if that blinking little line morphed into something like Clippy. (Scary stuff!) Did this a while back as well, not so much pondering about Clippy as I tried to find a way to restart my blog. Didn't find a clever post then, neither did I today. So instead I'm just typing to see where it gets me...

It would seems as though I'm pretty good at this. Rather, it would seem I'm very good at the stopping part, not so good at restarting. If you're one of the few people who actually reads this blog, you might remember that I had to go through this just a year ago. Here's a few excerpts of what I wrote then.

So once again I've neglected my blog. I need to stop doing that. But first I need to start posting again. So for the last few days I've been trying hard to find the right post to restart the blog.

That was December '08. My attempt at restarting the blog failed miserably. Looking back I see I managed two posts in January, that was everything i posted on this blog in '09.

Given that I spend my days working on creating a CMS, this isn't good enough. Although I use SparkCMS each and every day locally (obviously I need to use it when working on it), I need to use it online/publicly in order to document that I actually do eat my own dog food.

This still is true. While the CMS is in use by several sites around the web, both by myself and others, I need to publish more on my own site(s).

So for the last few days I've been trying to find the right post to get me back on track. Up until now I'd written several half-finished posts, some good headlines, had a few good and quite a few bad ideas. But nothing that said "Sorry that I've been silent for such a long time. It's not you, it's me. It hasn't been intentional. Blogging ain't dead - neither is this blog!".

During the last year I've actually written several (more or less) complete posts, several ready for publication. Everything from (according to OpenOffice.org Writer) a 20+ page guide to installing Fedora 10 (XFCE) on an AAO, to a rant about the annoyance of indicator LEDs. For various reasons I never got around to publishing them. As time passed, time became the largest hurdle for publishing. Not the lack of time, but more so time passed since the last time I'd published something. Again I'd ended up in this spiral like situation. Not publishing because it was a long time since I'd published anything, again looking for an idea for that "Sorry that I've been silent for such a long time (...)" post.

So in an effort lower the bar even further, let's round this post of re-using the conclusion from my year old reboot.

Hence this crap post. An all time low and absolute proof that I've lowered the threshold for what I can publish on this site. Hopefully this will lead to an increase in activity and some good posts in the coming months.


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