It has been some time since I wrote anything on a personal blog. I think the previous one stopped working at least two years ago, and I didn't bother to fix it. To be honest, I hadn't written anything on it for some time even before that.
I didn't miss writing on my old blog, because I had lost the motivation to do so. Writing had become too much of an effort. It wasn't a hobby, it was something I felt I had to do, even though I didn't really want to do it. However, I still miss some of the content I wrote on it. I like to read what I wrote a long time ago. Sometimes I'm proud about it, sometimes I almost blush out of shame. But I like it. Moreover, I actually had some technical articles that I would like to be able to refer to even now.
Sometimes, however, there's something that I want to write. I want to put something on "paper", I want to give my opinion even if the most likely result is that no one will bother reading it. I was able to satisfy this urge in some cases by writing on Quora or on Stack Overflow, but it's just not the same.
So here I am. I decided to create a new blog. I'll write things that are interesting to me. Things I want to think about. Things I want to share. Things that don't want to stay in my head. It'll be mostly about geek stuff, software development and computers because these are the things I know about. But I'll also write about some other things. Maybe.
Ultimately, I don't care if what I write is read or not. I write for me, as an exercise and as a hobby. And it's fortunate because i'm already shooting myself in the foot by not writing in my native tongue. My parents don't speak English very well, some of my friends won't bother. But for me, it's a good exercise. On the internet, there are a lot of opportunities to read English content, but not that many to write or speak it.
I'm also taking this opportunity to try out a new blogging system, Anchor. I'm tired of Wordpress. It's too big, to heavy, and too complicated. This one seems a lot simpler and cleaner. Let's hope it's not too simple.