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man looking at fireworks, thinking abiout the year of new content.

2019: The Year of New Content

My favorite podcast of 2018 was Cortex, a show hosted by Myke Hurley and CGP Grey about their working lives. Each year they decide to come up with yearly themes to help them guide their decision making, processes, and hopefully improve their overall lives. I’ve decided that I will also implement a theme for 2019 – and my theme is the year of new content.

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I’m getting the itch to write another book. It’s been about 2 years since I really got into the groove of writing Responsive Design with WordPress and about a year and a half since it came out.

I’ve been kicking around a lot of ideas to coincide with other projects I’m working on, including 100 Words and TIL Podcast. Perhaps a book of short stories or something.

I do have other ideas for tech books – specifically WordPress – but I want to seek a broader audience. I’m not sure I’m ready to write a fiction book yet, but something with more appeal, definitely.

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I will be doing a lot of writing this week. a lot of writing. WordCamp Scranton was over the weekend, so the last 2 weeks saw me immersed that. I was making sure the event went off without a hitch. It did.

That means there were a great many things I didn’t get to do, including tons of blog posts. I have a list. It’s long. Keep an eye out for these posts, as well as ones with more substance, and maybe even a review or two.

I will also get the sponsor and wrap posts up for WordCamp Scranton.

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Writing is hard! Sure, knocking out 100 words here and there about some topic is relatively easy, but I mean really writing.

Over the weekend I wrote a 3000+ word article for a publication that I’ll be able to announce later this summer. It took me the better part of a working day to do it. Here’s why.

It’s not just, “write.” I need to outline, make sure  the flow works, research, write, find images, test code (if needed), proofread, check word count, proof again.

I want to make sure the article is done well, and done right. Luckily, there are editors 🙂