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Much longer for the personal decision to blog. It’s the commitment to be consistent that is most intimidating for me. And there’s no way to prove consistency without getting started. Then there are the doubts about “who cares?” and is it “worth it?” and …
I think it was the Open Source movement that finally pushed me into it. In working on a couple of recent project notions: an Arduino based electronic project, and a music macro language programming project in Python. In pursuit of those ideas, I benefited greatly from people who took the risk and made their code freely available. I learned a lot from them. As I contemplated making my own projects openly available, the haunting questions emerged. Will I be embarrassed? Did I make some obvious mistake? It is in the public for everyone to see… forever!
Reading opinions about “To Blog or not” only fuels the flame of those doubts. Risks of job impact, career impact, even legal problems. Then there are questions about to use a pen name or your real name. Then what hosting site? What blogging tools? In the mean time my projects kept progressing and if I was going to “Open Source” them I was just getting further behind.
So, with some trepidation, the Blogging project is started. Yahoo Hosting, Word Press, real name, web site name: projectnotions.com.
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