#2452 – Sixteen Years of Blogging


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 I know it has kinda been a trademark of my blog, but to be honest I feel like it is an outdated trademark these days that is no longer relevant, haha.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!

22 Comments Add yours

  1. mysukmana says:

    Ak baru 10tahun ms bro hehee…udh masteR nih om zilko

    1. zilko says:

      Hahaha, 10 tahun juga sudah termasuk master lahh πŸ˜€ .

  2. Ira says:

    Happy blog anniversary Zilko!! True, with this new format of WordPress wee need to adapt (again).

    1. zilko says:

      Thank you! Indeed, I think especially with this one as this new format is so different from the classic one.

  3. aggy87 says:

    Wow congrats Zilko! Such an accomplishment. I also feel the same way with you about blogging nowadays but nevertheless I still find joy with blogging. I also dislike WP’s new editor haha, I was quite surprised when I found the layout changed!

    1. zilko says:

      Thank you! Indeed Gy, overall I still find blogging joyful, but somehow the motivation has been really lacking recently, haha. Yes this new editor is very different from the classic one indeed, as it pretty much forces us to change our sop basically or we’d just get frustrated with a lot of things, haha…

  4. Happy blog anniversary. Memang ngeselin block editor baru.πŸ˜… Tapi masih bisa kok pakai yg klasik di wordpress gratisan. Pakai apps, Ko. Lalu switcg to classic. That will do.

    1. zilko says:

      Thank you. Hmm aku sih agak ragu sampai kapan classic ini masih bisa dipakai. Soalnya kalau melihat gelagatnya WordPress setahun belakangan ini, cepat lambat sepertinya semua harus mau pakai block editor ini, haha. Sampai kira-kira dua bulan yang lalu di desktop juga masih bisa pakai trik edit in classic editor, tapi trik ini lalu dihapus. Jadi rasanya seperti delaying the inevitable gitu kalau tetap kekeuh mau pakai classic, haha.

      1. Baru bicara kemarin yg Zilko bilang kejadian deh. Sudah dihapus classicnya. Wk πŸ˜‚. Ohya saya ada DM ttg teknis di IG ya Ko. Mksh sblmnya

        1. zilko says:

          Nah iya kan, haha. Ah oke nanti aku cek. Sorry sebelumnya soalnya memang nggak pernah cek DM di IG πŸ˜€

  5. niee says:

    Aku juga gak suka dengan format barunya wordpress. Aku udah gak bisa pake yang klasik lagi semenjak bulan april ini btw, hiks.

    Ah, kalau mulai nulis bahasa inggris aja beneran harus baca dengan seksama neh aku, karena bahasa inggris aku gak lancar, wakakakakak. Tapi agak jauh mendingan seh sekarang setelah si K sekolah di bilingual school kayaknya inggris aku juga ikut lebih baik, hahaha.

    1. zilko says:

      Iya Niee malesin banget format barunya sebenarnya, lebih berat pula dibukanya sebenarnya kan daripada classic. Tapi ya memang sepertinya arahnya WordPress block editor ini sih ke depannya.

      Hahaha, aku sih mikirnya sekarang kan translation sudah oke Niee jadi kalau butuh tinggal pakai auto-translate aja gitu πŸ˜› .

  6. Wow, congrats on your consistency (and persistence)!!!

    1. zilko says:

      Thank you πŸ™‚

  7. Arman says:

    happy anniversary for your blog!

  8. Yance says:

    happy anniversary buat blog nya ko…keep writing!

    1. zilko says:

      Thanks! πŸ˜€

  9. Happy blog anniversary ko!!

    1. zilko says:

      Thank you Tha!

  10. Christa says:

    Happy blogiversary Zilko!

    1. zilko says:

      Thank you Christa!

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