Learning from your own mistakes is starting at the point of admitting the mistakes. Analysis from idea to outcome reveals pain points, and put you into an advantageous position in the future. Thus, this conclusion is already half of success at the moment. Right? Wait a bit.

A Few years ago I decided that I urgently need a blog to share my knowledge, news about projects I participate in, and the instruments I use. In the other words, posts about a regular job routine and the satisfaction of its completion could easily make me happy. It seemed like nothing special and definitely not unique like for the thousands of people who have their blog intentions. As you can guess, some part of this plan went wrong.

Everything was clear before I started. The niche of my expertise for the topics was set up, I even planned a customisation of post templates, which a cool side effect and one more topic to share. For instance, topics related to the CSS field might have a different two-column layout for better visibility of both the code and its description. On the other hand, such convenience makes the development process eternal and some themes will never appear at all.

A few articles about blogging showed how simple the entity is, and all that is required for success seemed pretty obvious. Before I started the blog, I concentrated mostly on the website and its structure rather than on content and strategy. I thought that aesthetics played a big role as a part of content, and its impact would determine topics, or something like that.

Many awesome blogs cultivated an idea – that blogging is a easy going process and traffic could be organic if you wrote about the solutions of a particular problem. After a bit more than a year, I see that I don’t have the project I saw and wanted.

The biggest mistake, I assume, was an attitude to the blog as to something secondary. In fact, blogging itself is a continuously evolving set of mind with plans, structure, and regular content production. It could be a part of a bigger project, or even embedded into the daily workflow, but the process itself never stops. Anyway, I failed my blog mission and decided to change my attitude.

Taking some time for the analysis of mistakes is a good option due to the absence of deadlines. This time it’s going to be different. I am about to settle for smaller tasks for small parts of content. Even the website will be changing little by little. In plans to publish at least one post monthly. All changes will be released as soon as they are ready with the necessary condition. And the most important – the project isn’t about desire to share or something like that, for now it’s a small platform for feedback and announcements.