Broken Promises

by Charles Miller on October 20, 2003

One of the problems with writing is that sometimes you have an idea that is very clear in your head, but that for some reason you just can't ever quite manage to turn into a coherent article. In rare cases I'll run with the idea anyway and publish something I'm not entirely happy with, but that's the exception rather than the rule.

At other times, I've had an idea for a blog post, but it's just ended up on the back-burner because while I think it's a good idea, I'm not quite inspired enough by the topic to turn it into real words.

Previous blog posts in which I have—explicitly or implicitly—promised a follow-up article but have not delivered (probably not an exhaustive list):

Current list of items in my VoodooPad "BlogIdeas" page that have been sitting there for more than a month without becoming a weblog post:

  • AHandfulOfVulnerabilities
  • IRCAsTheThirdPlace
  • HeldBackByPlainText
  • OptimiseLaterVsDesignForScaleability
  • StealTheseButtonsConsideredHarmful
  • ReplacingEmail
  • BugtraqWankers
  • JavaAndTheOperatingSystem

Addendum: A few of the items on the above list are things that I can talk about, and have explained in the past to cow orkers, but can't seem to write about. Perhaps I could get some of them out of my system by doing more video posts, and just talking about it; not worrying about the problem of prose. I would, of course, have to call it FishTV.

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