I can’t believe it’s only 39 days into my 100 Day Blogging Challenge. Between work, taking care of J, and trying to absorb the gravity of world events, keeping my head up and charging ahead with one post per day has been exceedingly difficult. I guess what I’m trying to say is that something as trivial as a blogging challenge seems pointless during these protest-fueled times. Dave Mark from The Loop summed up my feelings in a tweet.

I am really struggling to find meaning in writing about tech the past few days. Such small beans with all that’s going on around me.

I just want to scream and rant about this dumpster fire we’re all living in.

Doing my best to compartmentalize. Bear with.

That’s the tweet.🤬😢

If you’ve been keeping up with my blog posts over the last month and a half, you’ve probably a noticed a trend. I started off strong and event wrote a few pretty detailed posts like this one. Things have definitely slowed down over the past few weeks, and I’ve resorted to shorter posts and providing commentary on linked content. I think the most important lesson I’ve learned so far from this challenge is that my writing style and ambitions do not vibe well with the “one post per day” mentality. My natural blogging style is “longform and detailed”, which makes this blogging challenge particularly frustrating.

With that said, I’m not going to back down from this challenge now. Don’t get me wrong… I can’t wait for this challenge to be over, but giving up is out of the question. I guess I’ll try to make the best out it in the meantime. My plan is to continue with shorter commentary-style posts, and publish a longer tutorial or analysis piece every two to three weeks.