Eric and I have a blog. Who knew, right?
Well, you probably did – you are reading it after all.
Anyway, we’ve been posting here for over three years now. Our posting rate has never been astronomical … and it’s slowed down over time.
Ironically, despite our pride in our live team experience, we’ve fallen into a typical development trap: We’re reluctant to publish any post until we’ve not only polished the hell out of it but also smoothed every corner, addressed every edge case, and marshaled answers for every potential question or comment we can think of.
This leads to massive overblown posts that take us ages to write. Often they aren’t a lot of fun to write, so we put them off … and off … and off. Worse, those posts don’t leave a lot of room for discussion. Without discussion we might as well be publishing a static web page instead of writing a blog.
So we’re going to try something different starting now. We’re going to deliberately post shorter, less polished, less complete posts. We’re aiming to post more often and we’re hoping for more discussion from you, our four loyal readers.
And like a good live team, if our work doesn’t help us towards our goals then we’ll analyze the data we’ve collected and try something else.
Happy 2011, and thank you for reading!