“Perfect is the enemy of good”, a smart person said once. Another one said: “If it works, don’t mess with it.”
So, I messed with it. I was trying to make it perfect.
Over past couple of weeks, you might have experienced downtimes, or even errors such as 403 Access Forbidden or similar here on my blog. The reason is—I was trying to make it perfect, and now I see that good might have been good enough.
As a part of my blog reviving efforts, I’ve tried improving the performance. The blog was awfully slow, so I offloaded the static content to CDN and installed the W3 Total Cache plugin to help me improve my speed. Which it did. For a while.
Then it started behaving funny, and was intermittently and unpredictably throwing errors at my visitors, for which I sincerely apologize. You don’t deserve to be thrown errors at. Honestly.
So, I’ve switched the page caching off for the time being, while I try to sort it out. In the meanwhile, I ask my fellow bloggers, if you are using WordPress and W3 Total Cache, and have experienced something similar—please help.
I woke up this morning and checked my to-do list for today. Business, business, business, and some more business. And yet it seems that my to-do list never goes blank, a couple of customers or projects are always in the backlog. I don’t know why exactly, but after opening the browser I typed the address of my blog—something I didn’t do for a long time—and I was stunned.
Almost three months since my last post. The oldest post on my blog’s home page is four months old and counting. I could remember times when a post couldn’t survive four days on my home page. My blog wasn’t dormant, it seemed downright dead.
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A year ago I used to run a monthly roundup of NAV blogs and give you a short gist of who said what. Then I got lazy and stopped blogging on the weekly basis, and boy what a mistake I did – because some nice new blogs appeared in the meantime. I am somewhat ashamed that I learned about this blog only recently, but there is a gem out there you shouldn’t miss: Van Vugt’s dynamiXs.
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It hit me hard today when I realized how long it has been since I last wrote something here. More than a month since my last post, slightly more since anything barely useful. I’ve been trying to write a new post for a while now, and today I just found enough time and inspiration to finally do it. So, I’m back.
So, I welcome you all back to my blog, and I hope to keep it up for you. I can’t promise I’ll get back to my previous twice-per-week schedule, but I’ll do my best not to lose the enthusiasm once again. See you around!
Can you believe it? I can’t. Almost. Two years ago I started this blog as a hobby, and I myself didn’t believe it would work out. It was months before the first reader appeared, but then it kind of just happened. Blogging was fun. It was tough. It was thought provoking for myself, because as I blogged I often found myself change my mind about stuff, and adopt new ideas or abandon old ones more quickly then I normally would.
I started this year rather ambitiously: with a commitment to blog twice a week. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to find out I haven’t been quite committed to that in the past two weeks. As a matter of fact, for the time being I’ll have to take it a little bit more easy. My work schedule has stopped being my friend a while ago, and I decided I’d put my private life before this blog. I hope you don’t mind.
I won’t stop blogging, and I’d appreciate if you didn’t stop coming back from time to time to check out what’s new. It’s just that I’ll have to rollback my commitment from the beginning of this year, and fallback to my previous irregular blogging schedule. Work and private life permitting, there will be something useful here, probably twice a month, possibly more, and I’m really glad you are now tapping my shoulder saying: “don’t worry pal, I understand!”
See you around, let’s navigate together into another two years of this blog.