I’m breaking the cardinal rule and blogging about blogging. As you may have noticed (if you are one of the half dozen people to read this blog) I have recently been ramping up my output. I recently read an interview with Cory Doctorow where he reiterated the old advice about ‘writing every day’ and I’m trying to do that – if not quite publishing as frequently.
When I took a break from this blog at the start of the year I was determined to only return to it if I generally felt I was improving as a blogger.
All I ever really wanted to do growing up was write and while I never had the chops to make a living out of it and have no delusions of making a middle aged career change to journalism I do want to be better at this.
I do get a lot of satisfaction out of blogging but as I look around at what other people write I realise even after all this time doing this I still have a lot to learn.
I’ve been wondering whether I’d benefit from some kind of journalism course to add some structure to my writing and I’d like to understand how to interview people for articles as I think that might be interesting. I did a series of email interviews with open ed luminaries for Mozilla a few years ago which I enjoyed but could have done better.
When Ghost launches my plan is to move this blog to that platform, invest in a custom theme (including some kind of Digital by Default logo/brand) and even invite the occasional guest post from people I know who no longer maintain a blog – and see what happens.
Until them you, my lone reader, can expect a pile of unread blogposts in whatever RSS reader you have replaced Google Reader with.