First of all: No promises I’ll keep this up. It could die like most blogs.
I love to write. Hence this blog. I’ve started by deploying it to GitHub, and when you read this it may be on my website.
Since I’m a software developer, deploying content on GitHub is straightforward. And since I wanted to start writing before having fully figured out my web presence, it made sense to start here.
My particular needs
- Quick deployment: I created a build + deployment process that allows me to instantly locally preview any change, and deploy to my hosting provider (Siteground) with one
- Since I intend to frequently publish Mathematics, I need to be able to use
LaTeXembedded in my content. Astro allows me to do so.
Why do I love to write? Writing is many things:
Writing is a creative act. It spurs your imagination, encourages further thought, confronts you with nebulous thoughts, and much more.
Writing in public and online showcases your mind, ideas, and thoughts, to all of humanity. There is an essentially limitless universe of potential connections to make, collaborations, and discoveries.
Writing in English, or any other human language, is analogous to writing computer code: it’s about directly translating your thoughts and imagination onto the screen or physical paper.
Writing is about language and linguistics. Which word is the best choice? Can I be more clear, cogent, and succinct? Am I being to convoluted or complicated?