This month I have an experimental technique to improve the focus of my blogging. Posts should have a
justification property, in which I justify the reason for the existence of the post. Typically this will refer back to one of my targets for the month. An example:
justification: "I said I would learn how NAT works. It's a basic internet concept which comes up all the time at work. It's essential for understanding parts of WebRTC."
justification property will appear at the bottom of the post, like this:
I wrote this post because I said I would learn how NAT works. It’s a basic internet concept which comes up all the time at work. It’s essential for understanding parts of WebRTC.
I won’t require the
justification property. If it’s missing, it’ll say
I wrote this post because I felt like it.
It’s important that this technique does not turn into self-shaming. If I want to write an off-the-wall post, I will. I jut hope this technique will provide a little extra focus.
More by Jim
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- The sorry state of OpenSSL usability
- I hate telephones
- The Three Ts of Time, Thought and Typing: measuring cost on the web
- Granddad died today
- Your syntax highlighter is wrong
I wrote this because I noticed in my monthly review that some posts were a bit random. Here is a possible technique for improving focus. This post is not associated with my employer. Found an error? Edit this page.