Good question! Why would you do that? You can publish things on LinkedIn, Medium, InfoQ, or any other platform for that matter, or do what most people do: write something short on Twitter or Instagram.
Still, I decided to reboot my blogging and go back this old-fashioned format. The primary reason is that I miss casual writing. My book and its companion site contain well-researched and proofread texts, but they take a long time to write and I want to make them as good as I possibly can.
I’ve been missing this type of writing:
- Jot down a few paragraphs about something that has caught my interest
- Accept the fact that the text is far from insightful or novel
- Press “publish” anyway
- Chuckle at my old writings a few years later
Also, sometimes you get something wrong, and if you have 100% control of your content, like in a personal blog, you can always make corrections, amendments or, delete the offending text.
To conclude: I’m rebooting my blog. The level of ambition is super low, but I want a working platform for writing.