By Robert Smith
Between 2010 and 2014, I ran a WordPress blog. One day, the database was accidentally deleted, and I’ve since been too lazy to set something new up. But, as of late, two things have been happening:
I’ve been spending more time writing longer comments on r/lisp, Hacker News, etc. While I might feel proud of having written a good quality comment, I know that it’ll disappear into Internet history just a few days later, never to be read again, even by me.
I’ve been writing articles in LaTeX that feel awfully a lot like long-form blog posts. Except I never really had an avenue to publish them, and even if I did, very few people want to read informal PDFs.
Additionally, I’ve wanted to write about my piano journey. I’ve kept a personal and private video diary, but I find that the video diary entries are not very thoughtful and always quite rushed.
So, while I know personal blogs are no longer in fashion, I hope this marks a new beginning to my own personal writing journey!