I can’t really describe how hard I find blogging to be. Tumblr isn’t even really the most ideal platform for blogs, but a friend of mine (Corbin Lewis) convinced me that there were many features that make Tumblr an idea application to blog on, and he was right. However, even with all the bells and whistles and mobile-access candy I still find it difficult to blog on a consistent basis. The closest analogy I have is to compare my blogging experience to someone updating their CV. You have had tons of experience, most of which are worth describing to a recruiter, but for some reason you just can’t get yourself to actually sit down and write without what feels like pulling teeth. I would like to blame my lack of leisure time as the main proponent to this issue, but the honest truth is that I hate writing about the stuff I work on. It makes me happy enough to look around my room or on my hard drive and see all the different widgets I’ve made and achievements I’ve accomplished, but I also can’t shake the feeling that I should be documenting everything I work on and that everything I work on needs to have a valid application or to be marketable. “Companies want to see your accomplishments”, they say. “They” being your co-workers, friends, inner-coding circles, etc. For me, social media environments like blogging and the public side of open-source (GitHub) have affected me through some virtual pressure of competition. It is as if that my blog and GitHub is a reflection of my skills and motivation, and by comparison of my blog compared to other tech and developer blogs my worth is measured. But I don’t know… I am just complaining. Sometimes I need to vent, even if it is directed to the Internet. To put it simply, I like making and breaking things, but I just don’t really like talking about it so much.