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10 reasons why I don't blog more

posted under category: General on January 19, 2006 at 6:00 am by MrNate

10. Getting tired of my blog admin - I made the app myself, and cheaped out on administrative features, now I don't really want to use it
9. Long list of important things, and blogging is about #18
8. Holidays and family keeping me busy
7. Already blogged almost everything for Fusebox and CFEclipse I could think of
6. The only thing I want to blog about is a certain company who fired my wife for Christmas, but they appear to not like their name out in the open and have angry lawyers
5. Busy at work, JB is killing me - I enjoy it and all, but I'm busy
4. It's more fun writing my new blog software than using the old
3. It's more fun writing software than blogging, and I've been playing in c# (if you hadn't noticed)
2. 2 hours of commuting every day, taking time away from the wife & kids - awake time goes to mostly to them
1. Call of Duty 2 (pc version)

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On Jan 19, 2006 at 7:00 PM Roger Lancefield (http://www.ralsite.net) said:
Heh! Yep, having built my own blog, I suffer from the same issue. I know what I need to do to improve it and make it more rewarding to use, but I just don't have the time to do those things. Every time I click a submit button I can 'feel' the hacks I wrote, or at least the stuff I know could have been done better, going through their convoluted routines, and it bugs me. Shortcomings and lack of flexibility just seem all the more obvious when you are responsible for them.

Maybe writing one's own applications leads to a similar syndrome as that often suffered by architects when they design and build their own houses? Namely, that where they become obsessed with every flaw and shortcoming, all of which become magnified to the point where living within such a home becomes intolerable.

On the other hand, maybe it's just because HTML forms make essentially very uninspiring and dull interfaces?

On Jan 19, 2006 at 7:00 PM Rob Cameron (http://www.ridingtheclutch.com) said:
I hear ya dude, wrote my blog software myself and the admin interface consists of a single page to add new entries, that's it. If I have to edit an entry or remove a spam comment I go directly to the database! Good times.

I thinking of putting together a nice with with ColdFusion on Wheels (http://www.cfwheels.com) and put all kinds of AJAX goodness in it as well. Give Ray's BlogCFC a run for its money. ;)

On Jan 19, 2006 at 7:00 PM E (http://www.e.com) said:
Hmm....Blogging about not blogging.

On Jan 19, 2006 at 7:00 PM Ian Sheridan (http://www.savagevines.com) said:
You could always nto reinvent the whell and port a more mature bloging platform over to CF? Say like WordPress? hehe

On Feb 21, 2006 at 7:00 PM Dan Morphis (http://www.milkcarton.com/) said:
I hear ya Nate. I just re-did milkcarton after 6 years in ASP.NET running on Mono; and I decided just to keep it simple. I don't like any of the canned CMS products out there, and didn't really feel like re-writing my own in ASP.NET. Simplicity is best. . .
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