After 6 years of blogging, it’s time to write some more.
No commitment, No problem
Last year I decided to release myself from the commitment to blog at least once per month. So how did I do this past year in terms of writing?
I wrote 34 blogs in the past year. So 2–3 blogs per month with zero commitment to a quota. I can live with that pace, without having to commit to it.
I love writing.
My Favorite Blog This Past Year
The biggest surprise I had this past blogging year was writing about my experiment building a ToDoList in Java using JavaFX. It reminded me of what coding used to be like when I would build UIs in a flash in Smalltalk.
My first JavaFX application
Learning JavaFX by building a simple TodoList application in IntelliJ
The blog turned into four part series. I got to code with emojis, use Java Records and experiment with using Jackson to persist my ToDoList. It was a lot of fun to code and to write about. I hope the blogs are informational and fun to read.
Writing makes me happy, so I will keep writing
I hope along the way I will again see some of that humanity and caring I witnessed online during the pandemic. Little things like the happiness of a cup of coffee shared virtually in TheCoffeeClub, or a collaborative celebration of a friend or colleague who does something awesome, regardless of how big or small. I hope to continue to see other developers writing more, so I can dedicate some of my time to enjoying their words.
Be safe. Be kind. Be mindful. Be happy. Self care. Write. Hugs.