Blogging in 2021

I published 51 blog posts in 2020, not quite a low water mark for me (that was 2018), but nothing like my heyday here on the blog. In 2012, for instance, I published 567 posts, and in 2013 I published 482 posts. I miss those days.

In recent years, I have been more selective in what I publish on the blog. Rather than post just anything that comes to mind, I’d wait for something I considered “post-worthy”–whatever that means. But I miss the days of just sitting at the keyboard and pounding out something that just occurred to me. And so rather than wait for what I feel is a “post-worthy” idea, I’m going to swing back toward posting here when things happen to pop into my head.

What this means for you is more posts in 2021. Some will be certainly be the essay-like pieces I have been writing here for the last several years. Others will be more ephemeral. I suspect not everything will think that is a good thing. But after a year like 2020, any kind of connection with the outside world, even through the posts on the blog, feels freeing.

So expect more of what I have been writing in recent years, along with a casserole of other posts, some one technical topics (I may revisit some Evernote ideas and personal archiving), others on writing and reading, and other non sequitur posts on whatever happens to be on my mind at a given moment.

And since I haven’t said so in a while, if there is a topic you are interested in seeing me write about here, send me a message at feedback [at] jamietoddrubin dot com and let me know what is.

Finally, thank you for stopping by and continuing to read and comment on posts here. It might seem cliche, but from the feedback and comments I get here on the blog, I’ve got the best audience I could ask for.

Wishing you all a happy new year in 2021. Here’s hoping for a better one than 2020.

About Jamie Todd Rubin

Jamie Todd Rubin writes fiction and nonfiction for a variety of publications including Analog, Clarkesworld, The Daily Beast, 99U, Daily Science Fiction, Lightspeed, InterGalactic Medicine Show, and several anthologies. He was featured in Lifehacker’s How I Work series. He has been blogging since 2005. By day, he manages software projects and occasionally writes code. He lives in Arlington, Virginia with his wife and three children. Find him on Twitter at @jamietr.

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