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commit 9ccc6b885a140c499624e10249ff65f114838c43
parent 26f8ea3acc15697dd52f405e6cc5ccdbf0c64582
Author: Jake Bauer <jbauer@paritybit.ca>
Date:   Sun, 21 Jun 2020 22:12:51 -0400

Publish new blog post

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Mpages/blog.md | 1+
Apages/blog/reflecting-on-50-days-of-blogging.md | 49+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
Mpages/home.md | 4++--
Mpublic/feeds/sitewide-feed.xml | 15+++++++++++++++
Mpublic/sitemap.xml | 1+
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diff --git a/pages/blog.md b/pages/blog.md @@ -20,6 +20,7 @@ href="https://social.paritybit.ca/@jbauer">Mastodon</a>. ### 2020 <ul> + <li>2020-06-21 <a href="blog/reflecting-on-50-days-of-blogging">Reflecting on 50 Days of Blogging</a></li> <li>2020-06-20 <a href="blog/how-to-create-an-rss-feed-for-your-blog-3">How to Create an RSS Feed for Your Blog — 3 — Automating Updates</a></li> <li>2020-06-19 <a href="blog/how-to-create-an-rss-feed-for-your-blog-2">How to Create an RSS Feed for Your Blog — 2 — The Basics</a></li> <li>2020-06-18 <a href="blog/how-to-create-an-rss-feed-for-your-blog-1">How to Create an RSS Feed for Your Blog — 1 — Why?</a></li> diff --git a/pages/blog/reflecting-on-50-days-of-blogging.md b/pages/blog/reflecting-on-50-days-of-blogging.md @@ -0,0 +1,49 @@ +## Reflecting on 50 Days of Blogging + +[//]: # "I've blogged for a near-continuous 50 days now so I want to reflect back on completing half of the 100DaysToOffload challenge." + +[//]: # "main.min.css" + +[//]: # + +<div class="byline"> +<b>Written By:</b> Jake Bauer | + <b>Posted:</b> 2020-06-21 | + <b>Last Updated:</b> 2020-06-21 +</div> + +I'm glad I decided to take part in this challenge when I saw Kev Quirk's toot +some three months ago. It's given me the push I needed to stop keeping my post +ideas and drafts on paper and just publish what I want to talk about. I've +blogged for a near-continuous 50 days now so I want to reflect back on +completing half of the 100DaysToOffload challenge. + +At first, I was very much concerned with keeping the one post per day cadence +but, as the challenge went on, I became more concerned with making sure what I +put out was actually what I wanted to put out rather than feeling like I was +forced to write something, anything, just to get my post in for the day. This is +exactly what Kev noted on the [100DaysToOffload +site](https://100daystooffload.com); it's not about posting literally every day, +just about getting more people to blog more regularly. I've taken breaks when I +felt like I wasn't up to writing a new post and I think I've been all the better +for it. + +So far, aside from two posts early on, I think I've been happy with what I've +been posting nearly every day. Through the challenge, I've been sharing thoughts +and experiences on things like Vim, email, programming, computing, and general +technology which is exactly what I wanted this blog to be about. I've also +received emails from people thanking me for the things I've posted on my site +and I've had great discussions with folks on Mastodon about the things I've +posted. + +Participating in the challenge has been great for not only increasing the number +of people who read what I write, but also for giving me that push to put my +thoughts and opinions out into the world. It's helped me improve my writing +skills, introduced me to cool, new people on the internet, and provided me an +almost daily dopamine boost whenever I hit publish on a new post. The 100 day +mark doesn't even seem so far away now... + +_This is my fifty-first post for the +[#100DaysToOffload](https://social.paritybit.ca/tags/100DaysToOffload) +challenge. You can learn more about this challenge over at +[https://100daystooffload.com](https://100daystooffload.com)._ diff --git a/pages/home.md b/pages/home.md @@ -20,6 +20,8 @@ extent)! Access through `gopher://paritybit.ca` or `gemini://paritybit.ca`. src="/img/feed-icon.png" width="15" height="15" alt="Click for RSS Feed"/> </a> </div> +2020-06-21 <a class="feed-item" href="blog/reflecting-on-50-days-of-blogging">Reflecting on 50 Days of Blogging</a> + 2020-06-20 <a class="feed-item" href="blog/how-to-create-an-rss-feed-for-your-blog-3">How to Create an RSS Feed for Your Blog — 3 — Automating Updates</a> 2020-06-19 <a class="feed-item" href="blog/how-to-create-an-rss-feed-for-your-blog-2">How to Create an RSS Feed for Your Blog — 2 — The Basics</a> @@ -37,8 +39,6 @@ extent)! Access through `gopher://paritybit.ca` or `gemini://paritybit.ca`. 2020-06-12 <a class="feed-item" href="blog/making-my-site-easier-to-read">Making My Site Easier to Read</a> 2020-06-11 <a class="feed-item" href="blog/improving-my-blog-post-publishing-script">Improving My Blog Post Publishing Script</a> - -2020-06-11 <a class="feed-item" href="blog/trying-out-dwm">Trying Out dwm</a> ### What is a Parity Bit? It is a bit (in the 1's and 0's sense) used in checking for errors in digital diff --git a/public/feeds/sitewide-feed.xml b/public/feeds/sitewide-feed.xml @@ -7,6 +7,21 @@ <description>The feed that covers all notable additions, updates, announcements, and other changes for the entire paritybit.ca website.</description> <item> + <title>Reflecting on 50 Days of Blogging</title> + <link>https://www.paritybit.ca/blog/reflecting-on-50-days-of-blogging</link> + <guid>https://www.paritybit.ca/blog/reflecting-on-50-days-of-blogging</guid> + <pubDate>Sun, 21 Jun 2020 22:12:10 -0400</pubDate> + <description><![CDATA[<h2 id="reflecting-on-50-days-of-blogging">Reflecting on 50 Days of Blogging</h2> +<div class="byline"> +<p><b>Written By:</b> Jake Bauer | <b>Posted:</b> 2020-06-21 | <b>Last Updated:</b> 2020-06-21</p> +</div> +<p>I’m glad I decided to take part in this challenge when I saw Kev Quirk’s toot some three months ago. It’s given me the push I needed to stop keeping my post ideas and drafts on paper and just publish what I want to talk about. I’ve blogged for a near-continuous 50 days now so I want to reflect back on completing half of the 100DaysToOffload challenge.</p> +<p>At first, I was very much concerned with keeping the one post per day cadence but, as the challenge went on, I became more concerned with making sure what I put out was actually what I wanted to put out rather than feeling like I was forced to write something, anything, just to get my post in for the day. This is exactly what Kev noted on the <a href="https://100daystooffload.com">100DaysToOffload site</a>; it’s not about posting literally every day, just about getting more people to blog more regularly. I’ve taken breaks when I felt like I wasn’t up to writing a new post and I think I’ve been all the better for it.</p> +<p>So far, aside from two posts early on, I think I’ve been happy with what I’ve been posting nearly every day. Through the challenge, I’ve been sharing thoughts and experiences on things like Vim, email, programming, computing, and general technology which is exactly what I wanted this blog to be about. I’ve also received emails from people thanking me for the things I’ve posted on my site and I’ve had great discussions with folks on Mastodon about the things I’ve posted.</p> +<p>Participating in the challenge has been great for not only increasing the number of people who read what I write, but also for giving me that push to put my thoughts and opinions out into the world. It’s helped me improve my writing skills, introduced me to cool, new people on the internet, and provided me an almost daily dopamine boost whenever I hit publish on a new post. The 100 day mark doesn’t even seem so far away now…</p> +<p><em>This is my fifty-first post for the <a href="https://social.paritybit.ca/tags/100DaysToOffload">#100DaysToOffload</a> challenge. You can learn more about this challenge over at <a href="https://100daystooffload.com">https://100daystooffload.com</a>.</em></p>]]></description> + </item> +<item> <title>How to Create an RSS Feed for Your Blog — 3 — Automating Updates</title> <link>https://www.paritybit.ca/blog/how-to-create-an-rss-feed-for-your-blog-3</link> <guid>https://www.paritybit.ca/blog/how-to-create-an-rss-feed-for-your-blog-3</guid> diff --git a/public/sitemap.xml b/public/sitemap.xml @@ -3,6 +3,7 @@ <url><loc>https://www.paritybit.ca</loc></url> <url><loc>https://www.paritybit.ca/home</loc></url> <url><loc>https://www.paritybit.ca/blog</loc></url> + <url><loc>https://www.paritybit.ca/blog/reflecting-on-50-days-of-blogging</loc></url> <url><loc>https://www.paritybit.ca/blog/how-to-create-an-rss-feed-for-your-blog-3</loc></url> <url><loc>https://www.paritybit.ca/blog/how-to-create-an-rss-feed-for-your-blog-2</loc></url> <url><loc>https://www.paritybit.ca/blog/how-to-create-an-rss-feed-for-your-blog-1</loc></url>