The second lesson I have learned is that when I first sit down to write I must allow the flood of ideas to flow out of me onto the page without worrying about what is coming out. If I pause to correct grammar, spelling, or sentence structure, I risk losing sight of the vision that created the words in the first place.
One of the things that makes me happiest about running a self-hosted blog is that I can write whatever I want, and anyone can read it--assuming they can find it.
So true. I don't allow myself to write on my blog, putting much time on these readings on RSS feeds, then posting them on the shaarli.
Some users are not aware that by downloading RSS feeds literally every two minutes, they are hogging Internet bandwidth and wasting resources.
I am refreshing my RSS feeds or twice a day :/ I didn't they were such impatient people up there. Everything exist on the Internet though.
Personal website owners who endure may do so because they learn to view their work as a way of providing a needed service or information.
Example of lehollandaisvolant, ....
Perhaps we should focus less on the number of visitors we draw to our websites and more on our efforts to create something of value, something that will make others just a little wiser, just a little freer, or just a little happier.
That's why I don't even have a Mattomo instance
I suspect those whose websites endure the longest are those who find joy in coding, writing, and communicating with their readers.
Seems true to me too.
Knowing that I am not alone is a source of motivation for continued writing, not in the belief that by doing so I will change the world, but simply because I am encouraged to feel that someone should be writing about our shared concerns, someone who is not receiving a paycheck or a campaign contribution for doing so.
It is also a very easy way to share on the Internet. And this feeling to be able to reach so many people, or to make content available according to your own wishes is a great equanimity.