I’m back to blogging again… Welcome to this new platform. To be honest with you I was bored with In Space We Trust and the main reason was the name. When I created the website I was trying really hard to find something that was defining me as an online person. I wanted something abstract, futuristic, etc… At first “in space we trust” sounded good but it felt more and more lame because it was simply not me (and I was not in the abstract/futuristic theme anymore)
That’s why you are reading me here now . And mloigeret is me (or more exactly my twitter name, but it is pretty close).
Launching a new site is not easy. Multiple questions come to mind. You wonder if people will follow or not. You try to define a coherent theme from what you did before and what you are now, etc… Like every project it’s easy to get stuck trying to perfect everything. And guess what? it’s never perfect. I could easily spend two other months working on how the first post would be like. I’m sure you can think of a project you got stuck with for the same reasons. And the fact is the more you get stuck with an idea the more it’s starts to rot inside you. I’m really (not) good at this. When I think of why and really analyze what is going on in my head, I figure that I don’t try to perfect everything just because it has to be perfect but because launching is scary.
Every project, every decision when they are made or launched put yourself in a status of uncertainty. Will people like it? Will they criticize? Perhaps they won’t even care, that would be the worst. All these feelings are the rotting agents that are at play before launching. So at some point you just have to ignore everything, press publish and work on the next thing.
That’s what I’m doing here with this first post.
So what is this site about? What are you going to read here? If you read my previous blog, it will probably be a continuity of what I wrote before. I have changed a little though. I am more involved in managing my freelance developer career. I’m also more involved in yoga than before (I will start taking teaching classes next October). So I suppose these changes will influence what I write. Or perhaps not, we’ll see in the next posts.
As the name of the site is more me I also want to share things that matter more to me. Previously I think I worked too much on trying to follow a trend. I don’t really know why but it contributed to this sensation of not being at home on my blog. That’s just stupid and really uncomfortable so I want to put less effort on trying to please the audience and more in being authentic (which, I suppose, will indirectly results in pleasing the audience, ha!).
Finally why is this blog bilingual? In case you did not know, I’m French… And I simply don’t think the same way in French and English. Sometime English feels more natural and French more spontaneous. So I want to be able to play between these 2 languages. That does not mean that every post will be translated in the other language. Different subjects (sometime similar ones) will be discussed here but often with a slightly different point of view. If you read both languages it’s a bonus! But if you just want to stick with the english posts you can stay here and subscribe only to these posts (same thing with the french posts).
So yes that’s it for this (re-)introduction post.
If you were reading me before, you can leave a comment to tell me what/how/where you are with your life now. I did not read a lot of the current blogosphere in a while so I’m kind of lost. If you are new here, just drop a line to say hi!
Have a good day!