My blogging motivation has decreased.
When I was working, my #1 blogging time was on the subway, writing drafts on my phone. At home, I’m doing other things on my PC.
When I was unemployed in October, I registered my domain, set up my Linode, and moved from Blogger to WordPress. I haven’t done that much in this round of unemployment.
There’s a bunch of things that I’ve been meaning to do, but kept putting it off.
I’ve wanted to:
- Set up piwik.
- Clean up the FAQ section and finish it.
- Set up the “Best of FSK” script.
- Put up ads again, finding an AdBrite alternative.
- The blog template I’m using (“simplemarket”) has a copyright notice at the bottom. I should go through the css and delete it.
How can I get my motivation back?
I wrote a script that parses out my raw apache logs. I’m getting 300-500 unique IP address visitors per day! That’s up from 200 when I first started on this domain!
I’m still disappointed that “Node.js sucks!” is by-far my most popular post. I went on an interview, briefly researched node.js, and it reminded me a lot of Rails. I was once involved in a Rails disaster. I’m surprised at the large volume of hostile comments. That’s an indication of an important subject. There’s a lot of hostile comments, but that’s only a small percentage of the total number of people who read it. The initial comments were mostly by regular readers, who mostly agreed with me. The later comments are people who found it via Google or via node.js discussion groups, and were very hostile.