Earlier this week I was thinking about what exactly happens at the end of the blog. Most of the time in the lifecycle of a weblog or blog the end happens from abandonment. Probably the vast majority of blog type writing projects have been just abandoned. At some point, the writer just stops producing that type of prose and moves along to something new. A few of them were powered by writers that sustained them for years or perhaps decades. Those platforms of prose generation stood the test of online time. Generally, at the point of abandonment most of the self hosted blog experiments eventually vanish, expire, or are terminated. Sometimes they were built on a platform that just sustains and lingers. Those free platforms sometimes can last a very long time in the online world.
In my case, from this point I know that the servers are paid out 5 years from now and assuming the platform properly updates itself the blog could survive during that time frame. Certainly the prose won’t really improve during that time. It will just survive online. My plans at the moment are to keep adding to the content. I write for the blog without consideration for an audience. The content is created really for my own purposes of writing. Throughout the last 20 years the blog content just mostly sits, lingers, and remains unmoving and uncompelling. It’s writing without a discrete future purpose. The prose was formed within the process of writing.
Considering some writing schedule updates:
- Saturday – daily blogging, early morning hours spent on The Lindahl Letter development
- Sunday – daily blogging, early morning hours spent on The Lindahl Letter podcast recording
- Monday – daily blogging, nels.ai development
- Tuesday – daily blogging, nels.ai recording
- Wednesday – daily blogging, nels.ai publishes at 5 pm
- Thursday – daily blogging, big coding adventures
- Friday – daily blogging, The Lindahl Letter goes out at 5 pm
I have the outline of a book that probably needs to be written sometime soon. I could devote my Saturday and Sunday early morning time to working on the chapters of that book as blocks of content creation. All of that content is listed in the backlog and will eventually get built, but maybe the time to produce a certain section of that backlog is now instead of leader. It’s always the reframe of action that the time is now. Finding and sustaining the now is probably the harder part of that equation.