Jack Baty

Director of Unspecified Services

What a blog should be?

<p>Let's not overthink it, eh?</p>

There have been a flurry of recent posts around what one should write about or post on a personal blog. "What should a blog be?"

Robin, for example, writes "I am a poem I am not software":

Either way, the more boring personal websites I see the more I want to skip the boring corporate handshake at the beginning. Because you’re more than a list of accomplishments, more than a career, more than a Wordpress template, or SQL query, more than one subject for a narrow audience.


Thing is, I almost never worry about what goes here. It's just a stupid website. Who cares?

I'm currently looking for work, so I probably should keep things tidy and professional and LinkedIn-ey and talk about how "Super Excited I am for this new journey" (🤮), but I'm not going to do that. If a potential employer reads my blog, they'll either click with it or they won't. I hope they do (Hire me!), but if they don't, it probably wasn't going to be a good fit anyway.

So yeah, I'm a poem.