Easy Wins

Last night, Derek mentioned that he wanted to start writing again, and I realized that I’ve been pretty slack about it too. I thought that maybe we could be accountability partners.

Then I realized that my most common excuse not to write anything is that I don’t know what to write about, so I asked him to spot me a few ideas. His response seemed a bit meta.

I don’t have a full answer to Derek’s question about how to develop a habit of blogging regularly, but I think it might be as simple as making a commitment. This might be “n posts per week” or “n hours of honest effort to write something,” but whatever it is, we need to stick to it.

Like I mention above, this usually breaks down when I get stuck on what to write about. Derek might not have intended it, but I think the solution is in his latest post:

Not our best moment, but we’ll take the easy wins wherever we can. 🙂

This post is not my best moment, but consider it an easy win to build momentum. Hopefully the next one will be a bit more substantial Winking smile


About David Ruttka

I've been "making computers do things" since I first saw King's Quest on a 286 PC in the mid-80's, but I turned it into a career just over a decade ago. While the majority of my experience has been on the Microsoft stack (C#, .NET, ASP.NET), I've recently been diving deeper into JavaScript and exploring the Ruby universe. Occasionally, I'll do a public speaking gig or write a blog post. When I'm not coding, I enjoy spending time with my family, watching hockey, and playing the occasional video game. You can also find me on Stack Overflow, Google Plus, and Twitter. Microsoft Certified Programming in HTML5 with JavaScript and CSS3 Specialist; MCPD Windows Developer 3.5
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2 Responses to Easy Wins

  1. Nice (but applicable) twist! 🙂 I realize now just how damn hard it is to be able to blog regularly, and it makes me respect those who can even more. For me, it seems to indicate that I’m excited about work – about both the tools I’m use or the product/domain I’m working on. If I feel jazzed and in the zone, then it seems like I want to learn more and I can come up with things to blog about easier.

    • David Ruttka says:

      That is part of it, but for me it’s more about whether I’m repeating information that already exists. It seems that everything has already been said. Same reason I still haven’t started that novel 😉


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