why do I blog?

Note: This is an old post in a blog with a lot of posts. The world has changed, technologies have changed, and I've changed. It's likely this is out of date and not representative. Let me know if you think this is something that needs updating.

Originally I thought blogging would be an easy way to provide an up-to-date status (and log) of the various projects I've got going on. It becomes very easy for an outsider to look at my blog and click a few links and realize how often I work on a particular project and what other projects are taking all my valuable time by distracting me.

After a few blog-like applications, I finally settled on pyblosxom which didn't have everything I wanted, but it had the bonus of being written in Python and that makes it super easy for me to fix and add functionality.

Then I found myself working on the pyblosxom code-base and talking to Wari at length about various pyblosxom things.

Now I blog for two reasons. First to provide status on my projects and second, to provide more data with which to test pyblosxom functionality.

That's why I blog. On top of that, I'm fascinated by the decentralized collaborative forum that blogs provide. It's not unlike editorials in the newspaper.

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