still alive

April 27, 2013

It’s pretty depressing to see that I haven’t updated anything here in nearly a year. Obviously I’m not good at the whole blogging thing. I think I’m a decent writer, just very slow. I get overly self conscious at times and try to make things too perfect. I end up running out of time in the day and eventually abandon it.

Luckily(?), Twitter has forced my hand to do a site update, since they are nixing their public API and requiring authentication now. I opted to just use their iframe widget, which I’m not thrilled about, but it’s easier to set up. Not that it really matters since I’ve tweeted 4 times in the past 8 months. I figured it was a good time to update the blog before a full year passed. Here’s a lightning round of the past year:

I also recently checked my site analytics, and 75% of the traffic now is search referrals looking at either my technical posts or my essay on Vertigo. It used to be mostly from LinkedIn. I was surprised that my posts were coming up in search results. I’ll try to gear future blog posts in the technical direction since that’s what seems to be the most interesting and helpful to people.