I know I'm not blogging as much as I used to, but I was curious as to how much less blogging I'm doing. To that end, I calculated some figures and yes, it's depressing.
For instance, back in 2003:
It was a fairly steady output of posts back then. Let's compare that to now:
Yeah, the best month of 2018 barly beats the worst month of 2003 (and that count for October includes this post). Looking over all the numbers, it appears that I seriously started slacking in 2010. The reason appears to be an uptick in work when I was working with Smirk, and then getting a “real job” a few months later (when I first encountered The Protocol Stack From Hell). The anomaly was 2015:
I remember it feeling like work to post so much, but I like having written all those posts. Man, first world problems, right?
I think the aspect leading to this is MyFaceGoogleLinkedInSpaceBookPlus. A long time ago I added a feature to automatically post links to my blog to Facebook just so I didn't have to log in and manually update it with the link. Of course, the other FaceGoogleLinkedMySpaceBookPlusIn sites made it difficult to automate that, so I still had to manually add links to them. And then Facebook changed to maintain the status quo with the other FaceGoogleLinkedMyBookPlusInSpace sites so now I'm stuck manually adding links to all the LinkedMyFaceGooglePlusInSpaceBook sites.
Granted, I brought this upon myself by wanting to add links to FaceGoogleLinkedMyPlusInSpaceBook, but it's still a point of friction when updating this site. I would love it if it were all automated, but alas, the LinkedMyFaceGooglePlusInSpaceBook's of the world want their walled gardens and XXXX the rest of the web. It is what it is.
I want to blog more. I do keep a backlog of entries I want to write, but getting the motivation to write is difficult.
Perhaps if I stop thinking about it, and Just Do It™ (do I now owe Nike royalties?).