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Sat 07 December 2019 - read time: 2 min.

What I Have Learned Today - retrospective


Notepad & pen

Earlier this week I posted the 30th article in the series “What I Have Learned Today”. And that marks the end of the challenge I set myself. Pleased that I did it, and saw it through to the end. I enjoyed the whole exercise.

Time to take stock.

What went well:

  • The writing itself. I’m not a natural writer (if that is even a thing), and was quite anxious about the prospect of having to write every day. But actually the activity felt relatively effortless.
  • Topics. Looking at the 30 articles I think there is a nice spread of topics. I will try and keep it like that.

What needs improvement:

  • Quality over quantity. Writing every day is not necessarily beneficial for the quality of the articles. Once I’ve written something, I need to leave it unpublished, come back to it later, review and amend, and then publish.
  • Blogging platform. I choose Medium as blogging platform for a few reasons. It is free and it seems to be a popular choice amongst peer writers. But having used it for a month I don’t like the on-line text editor.

Next steps:

  • Host my own blog site. I’m going in search of a platform that better suits my needs. And if I can’t find one, I might go and create my own.
  • Keep writing. I definitely will keep writing about things I learn. But not forcing myself. And taking my time for it.

This post is part of a series of articles about “What I Have Learned Today”; acknowledging every day the thing I have learned. Feel free to read the other posts. all opinions in this article are my own and not necessarily represent the views of my employer.