As of today, it has been sixteen years since I started blogging! Wow!
Though, I must admit that recently it has been a real challenge to find the motivation to blog. Well, at least at the same frequency as I used to. The pandemic hasn’t helped as well because it pretty much limits the breadth of topics that come to mind. WordPress hasn’t been helping either with the forceful transition to this new block editor, which I don’t like. And so with all these taking place pretty much at the same time, it certainly is a recipe for a dusty blog, haha.
I won’t stop writing here, though, let’s make that clear. But I feel like I need to make a rather radical change in how I blog in order to maintain, or, well, reignite, my motivation going forward. I have been blogging pretty much the same way with similar format all this time. And recently this has clashed with the “reality” of blogging in the 2020s, haha.
This actually is one big reason why I don’t like the new block editor. My regular “template” for a post doesn’t really go well with it where it requires tremendous effort just to maintain the template. This then make the writing part not naturally free flowing, thus resulting in a frustrating experience everytime I am writing a post. And so it becomes clear to me. If I want to keep on blogging, I need to adapt, which in this case means I need to change my template.
So from now on, I will stop writing bilingual posts. This should make it possible for me to tailor my posts around the new block editor. Beside, it has an additional benefit with less writing time required per post as well, haha. At this moment I am not sure if I want to stick with one language or alternate between English and Bahasa Indonesia, though; so we will see how it will evolve. I know it has kinda been a trademark of my blog, but to be honest I feel like it is an outdated trademark these days that is no longer relevant, haha.
So, what is a better way than introducing this new change than with a blogging anniversary post? Yes, I am making this change starting with this post, haha…
So, cheers to the upcoming 17th years of blogging!