Avner Shanan

Mentorship, Software Engineering, Maintenenance and Care

A Welcome Note

Hello and welcome! I’ve been flirting with writing, and blogging specifically, for years. One issue that I’ve run into over and over is feeling like I needed Something To Say, or that each post had to be “perfect.” It was too easy to get stuck in my head, stall out, and lose momentum. Lately I’ve been thinking about starting up again, but I want to do so in a way that doesn’t set me up for another round of that cycle. So I’m setting an intention with this blog, and setting expectations too: these posts will be rough, mostly links to things I’ve read/watched/enjoyed, sometimes with commentary, sometimes not. There may be longer posts with more commentary, or posts that don’t fit the above description at all, but we’ll see.

With that in mind, here are some blogs and newsletters from which I’m drawing some inspiration: