On Wednesday, 14 January 2015 at 14:43:51 UTC, Adam D. Ruppe
Once the bugs are worked out, like half of this can be
automated too and the other half can be written some time in
For example, I now have the next two "tip of the week" bits
written already (and if something else comes up, I'll just put
them to the backlog, there's no time sensitivity or order
requirements for these tips, they stand alone).
I don't want it to be too automated, I think that's not very
interesting, but I am doing some of it that way to keep it more
consistent. Worst case, if I'm too busy in a week to do
something new, I can just slap together the automatic list of
links, paste in a tip from the backlog, and call it good enough
You have to synch it with your natural energy. Some weeks, just a
few little tips. A lot of pots brewing in the background, but
none come to the fore that week. Then periodically, a big soup.
Solicit articles when a big issue is coming up - it will probably
spur people into writing more. Curating content has become a
somewhat thankless job since the "death of print", but people
still love rituals. For example, an annual conference is just as
important as a ritual as it is a place to learn.
It's fantastic that you've started this, BTW!