In September 2005, full of enthusiasm, I started blogging about Emacs at Emacsen.org. After a somewhat strong start, my posting rate quickly declined. In total, I managed to post 24 times in 17 months, and not at all since January.
Apparently, I don’t care about Emacs as much as I thought.
But that doesn’t explain it. I mean, I’m pretty much That Guy. You know, that annoying guy at $SCHOOL or $WORK who uses Emacs for everything: my address book, blogging, coding, document preparation, irc, mail, writing markup, shell. I even post to twitter from Emacs. And all of these things are lovingly configured somewhere in the approximately four thousand lines of Emacs dotfiles peppering my $HOME.
There’s potentially a ton of good blogging material in there, especially the dozens of little, crufty lifehacks built up over time that I could clean up a little and write up.
But I missed the window and can’t be bothered to write any of them up.
- When you’re filled with wonder
- If you wait until you’re an expert, it’s too late
- Write when you can’t not write
I think that’s a fair description of when you’ll be most motivated to write on a topic. It looks like I lose on at least two of his criteria, if not all of them.
Until I have an
Emacs-specific Atom feed in place over here to redirect to,
I’ll leave Emacsen.org’s feed as a
Unlike its ancestor, Planet Emacsen is alive and well, and will be around for the foreseeable future.