Tag Archives: blogging

October 21, 2014

Why I have a blog

The other day, someone asked me why I have blog. I didn’t have a straightforward answer, and the question has been bugging me ever since.

I guess, to me, a personal blog is a modern form of self-expressionism — a digital journal, if you will. I can discuss whatever I want, when I want. I can talk about things I like, and the things I dislike. I don’t have to worry about someone editing my thoughts or calling me out on my language. Having a blog is also a way for me to keep practicing writing, an activity I have a love-hate relationship with1.

I encourage everyone to try maintaining a journal. It doesn’t have to be online in the form of a blog, and it doesn’t have to be public. It can be as simple as jotting down some thoughts on a piece of paper whenever you feel like it. If you keep at it, I guarantee that you will find joy in such an archive. I often peruse my old posts, both for reference and for my own amusement. I find that collectively, they quite accurately depict my personality. That is in and of itself a good reason to continue.

  1. I suck at writing because I tend to overthink every sentence. Instead of writing a draft first and editing it for legibility later, I procrastinate and end up not writing anything at all. Silly, I know. That said, I enjoy the activity itself. []
October 15, 2013

Ghost launches to the public

Following three weeks of intense testing after launching to our 6,000 Kickstarter backers, today we are releasing an updated Ghost 0.3.2 to everyone in the world.

Super simple to install and test locally.

October 9, 2011
May 13, 2010

New features in WordPress 3

The introduction of custom post types is welcomed. I’ve been looking to make the site more comparable to Tumblr blogs for a while now.

January 14, 2010
December 19, 2009