Week 16 of 2017

Here, in this post, I’d like to write about what keeps me blogging. Especially, since I don’t have that much of blogging experience under the belt, what could help me not to quit blogging in the future.

Short version:

  • for my English;

  • as notes on books I read – opinions and summaries;

  • discipline;

Long version:

Well, fluff like “you’d be able to make friends and become famous, get new interesting connections and increase your salary, work on your brand” doesn’t work on me. I’ve got to have better reasons to keep it up, than just some vague possible opportunities in the future. Actually, I think, it’s why so much people start blogging, but then, within the few first years, quit it. They might tell, it’d be cool to blog, I’ve gotta keep going, but in reality, they might not have a clear concept in the mind, a vivid image of why they should be blogging.

And if there’s no use, a man would always find many excuces to not do it.

Also, I don’t like to write posts-instructions on technologies, from the how to serie. It’s quite dull for me.

An obvious use would be to consider it as a place to keep my English fresh, to sustain a level I’ve, since I’m not a native speaker, I started learning it 3 years ago, so I’ve to keep it as sharp as it’s possible.

Another good reason as I see it, would be to set it up as a place to keep my notes on books. In the future, I’d also like to write more or less detailed summaries of the key points in books that I find worth saving.

One more of a good use would be to let it become a habbit, so it increases self-discipline a little bit. Plenty of people struggle with obligations, many don’t finish things they planned or they wouldn’t achive goals, they intent. And from what I see, any career or language learning or project, basically, breaks down to not quitting it and the ability to plan, to keep working on it, especially, after the initial enthusiasm is gone.

Once upon a time, I’d go on a Russian imageboard to look at what people are doing. A section for game design and development is usually filled with messages from guys seeking for a teammate for their projects, like another shooter or a basic RGP game. And people who actually respond to the invitations there, claim, almost none of the projects ever get completed. And it’s a huge deal. If we imagine a guy with no game making experience at all, projects like that, built from the scratch, would really help him to find a job and to become more professional.

I believe in planning, and I think, planning and sufficient self-management are crucial, so I’m hoping, having to manage a blog would help me with that too.

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