I want to thank WordPress for the very cool blog stats job they did for the 2011 summary. Saved me a lot of work!
Which is especially good since I’ve been working hard on something new (I know, I know: what’s new in that, right?). But bear with me!
In a lot of ways I was all over the place in 2011 and want to fix that for 2012. So for the most part my highly personal writing will occasionally show up at texrat.net. There will be a few more articles showing up here, mostly Nokia and Qt oriented, but going forward there will be a new home for the technical stuff. So at some point Tabula Crypticum will no longer be updated.
This isn’t an easy decision, nor is it easy to implement. I’ve had a lot of fun writing here, and reading the comments, but results were too erratic. There were either amazing days of 3000+ views or frustrating days of a few accidental visitors. I had trouble establishing something close to steady readership.
A lot of that of course is being some random, non-famous individual who talks too much. Where’s the allure in that? But the fact that a few articles received extraordinary attention leads me to believe (in possible delusional fashion) that sometimes I get lucky and post something useful.
One way to increase the odds of that for a blog is to add more authors. Along with authors you need editors. Next thing you know you have a publishing empire.
Well, my new plans are not so grandiose. Rather, I want to build a new blog in and around communities. Particularly Maemo and MeeGo. Not the products, but the people… many of whom are now scattered across the Internet striving valiantly to keep the free fires burning. They’re involved in cool projects we are excited to share!
It’s not quite ready to officially launch yet, but I am announcing the creation of post404. It’s starting off with a handful of senior editors and hopefully we can pull in a community of contributors.
Those of us starting this are passionate and hopeful. Going forward, expect to see a lot less “I” and a lot more ‘we”. Thanks for your interest!