Two years ago, when I started this blog, I wanted a place where I could write long form posts. My anti-Twitter. I really enjoy writing those posts and putting them out there for people to read. It's my hope that people get some help from those kinds of posts.
But they're a lot of work.
Often times those posts are offshoots of work that I'm doing, so when I solve a problem that took me awhile, I think about what sort of blog post comes from that and how others could benefit. Unfortunately, if I don't have a lot of new and exciting work going on where I'm solving interesting problems, I don't end up writing much and that makes me sad. My code velocity is not fast enough to churn out as many of the longer form posts as I'd like.
Starting today, I'll be posting entries that center on the life of a programmer away from their code. As much as we like to think that code is our way of life, there's so much more outside of work that we often ignore. I want to draw the attention of programmers and techies to products, inspiration, and other people that fit with their modern lifestyle.
The new posts will be much shorter and easier to digest with plenty of imagery. And there will be a lot more of them. I want you to think of Notebook Heavy as a place to come when you need a break from your work.
I've added a new category at the top of the page called "Life" and that's where you'll find all these posts. If you've got a tip for me or something you'd like to see featured, contact me.
This doesn't mean that I won't continue to write the long form posts. I still love writing those and publishing solutions to problems that I hope other developers can benefit from. It's just a new direction I want to focus on.
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