Blogging is an intentional investment in time
One reason I blog is to review what I’d learned that week.
The other goal in this blog is to document my creative process. There are two styles of documenting process.
- Make the thing, write about it afterwards.
- Record nuggets of information and write the blog entry along the way.
Both have their benefits and drawbacks.
- The first gets to the answer faster, but misses out the details of the process.
- The second slows down the discovery process, but maintains an accurate record of events. Errs on the side of too much detail that people won’t care about.
This weekend, I spent more time coding the Tinder swipe feature and didn’t have as much time to blog. I wanted to finish. I found that trying to recreate my process of discovery after the fact was time consuming and demotivating. Perhaps that’s not a good strategy. If I haven’t been taking notes along the way, I should just provide a summary of key points.
That’s probably what people care about anyway.