I plan to take that route again here with my 3rd attempt. "Learn by doing" is an easy source for blogging material. There's probably an endless stream of skills I could try to learn and document, so the challenge is really in the doing itself. If I can stay disciplined and publish regularly, this blog should have a long fruitful life. If I can't stay on course, then it will probably die pretty quickly.
In addition to these semi-tutorial posts, I also plan to write more generally around the topics of programming and software. Eventually I may even escape the world of programming and write about some other topic that interests me, but I want to focus on my core strengths right now so that I can build some momentum.
A few ideas that I would like to write about:
- Building a MUD server in C#.
- Building a library for handling flat files in C#.
- Book summaries and reviews, both computer science books and non-computer related.
The above list is enough to keep me busy for a while. I will probably start with item 3 or 4 since they are on my mind lately, and have enough of my personal interest and attention to keep me motivated for a while.
I have a few goals in mind as I start blogging again. They are (in no order):
- Build an online portfolio representing my approach to programming and technical problem solving.
- Develop an outlet for my extra-curricular technical interests.
- Get better at finishing personal / side-projects (which I usually abandon shortly after initiation).
I think that's about all I want to say for now. I need to get down to writing and start producing some actual content. Dear reader, I hope to see you back here very soon.
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