Jake Gloudemans

Why I’m Blogging

June 30, 2023 at 10:49 PM

  • I sometimes have thoughts or ideas I want to share with people
  • I want to understand the world better, and writing about things is a good way (maybe necessary?) to understand them better. It’s hard to explain things clearly if you don’t understand them well
  • I see things online every day that I think are worth sharing, and I really don’t like posting on Twitter (and most people aren't on Twitter)
  • I want to find other people that share my interests and writing about what I’m interested in on the internet could help with that
  • I like making cool visual / interactive stuff with HTML/CSS/Javascript and sometimes want to share it
  • I get excited about stuff and blogging is an outlet for that enthusiasm!
  • If I haven’t been creating much for a while, I can get stuck in a motivational rut that takes a lot of time and effort to get out of. A habit of regular creation, like blogging, might help me avoid this.
  • I’m not positive, but I think this post by Alexey Guzey was what first sparked my interest in blogging [I read it again for the first time in a while just now, and wow, it definitely still holds up!]
  • “I wish I had a blog set up, I’d really like to write about X” is a thought that I’ve had regularly for about 4 or 5 years now. Clearly I need to at least give it a go!