[Retrospective](EN) Short retrospective in February 2021
Reflect on myself to refocus on important things when writing a blog post
Two months after writing a retrospective last year, I came to write a new retrospective. The reason is that blog posts were not written in what I intended! Of course there are some reasons like busy life, lower interests in major than before, works and etc. However I found myself that when writing a short blog post, I too much focus on little things.
What is problem?
Too much focus on little things
Still there are problems when writing a blog post. Too much focus on little things. Below are important things when writing a blog post except content.
- It should be understandable when read again in the future.
- It should be understandable to other readers.
I need to focus on above two things but I’m not. Below problems are still exist to me.
- Cares too much about spelling and grammar.
- Cares too much about form and layout.
Of course in writing, in order not to be embarrassed… spelling and grammar is important. Also, layout and form are important for readability. However! the problem is that if the content is written in 30 minutes, it takes an hour to check the above things.
For example, when mentioning language in post, I considered a simple question like “Which one do I have to use Python or python?” in an hour. Too much focus on it even though it is little things. In English, I found that language is a proper noun so it should be written in capital letter… but there are already many words written in lower case in my posts. Do I have to change all in now?… Hmm I’m not sure. After now, I decided to use capital letter except in special case like URL or snake case naming convention. If problems were found in existing documents, fix when problems were found. Don’t try to fix such problems in all documents. There are over 200 posts so it is not worthy to do that.
Another example is that I too much focus on space between paragraph or header. For example, number of using “<br>” tags or “How many #s are needed in this header?”
Above things are rules so it is important. I know. However if it takes twice times than writing a content, there seems to be a problem. Is it just a growing procedure of blogger? Whatever, from now I made my own rule so I don’t like to spend too much time on above problems.
Keep in mind below things when writing a blog post.
- Focus on contents
- Use capital letter when mentioning computer language if it does not have to written in lower case.
- If problems were found in existing documents, fix when problems were found. Don’t try to fix such problems in all documents
- Contents are important than layout and format