Stopping thing-a-month

Brian Hicks, May 6, 2024

I'm going to have to stop doing thing-a-month. I really love it as an idea, but it's not working out so well for me:

Taken together, it basically means I'm overcommitting, then having to be accountable for it in public. Not a great combination for me mentally; I'm avoiding building things that I want and that I think sound fun to make!

So something's gotta change.

Instead, I think I'm going to drop the thing-a-month commitment and instead commit to writing weekly updates here. I've noticed it's better for me to be able to commit to steady progress than big epic effort. (That's probably true of a lot of people, but I think we're conditioned by storytelling to think that the epic efforts are the better choice.)


Here's what I've been working on:

The plan going into this week is to (re)write the README for elm-duet and get that released. It's not the most polished piece of software yet, but I think it's worth getting out there as an idea. We'll see where we end up next Monday!

If you'd like, I can keep you updated about thing-a-month. Stick your email in the box!