Long break, new blogging approach

After few months after going through the book, I started noticing that it takes me more and more time to read, exercise, summarize and publish new articles.

Hence, felt like sharing with you some difficulties I did encounter over the past period and why I am thinking about experimenting with another approach.

it's time to take a step back and start looking for a better, simpler, and faster approach to share the different learnings in a consistent way.

Why?

Despite the goodwill, It can actually:

  • take up to 2 weeks to find slots, outside my working activity, to fully read and understand a chapter.
  • then, another 1 to 2 weeks to work on the exercises, sometimes just walking through the solutions.
  • finally, taking at least another 1 to 2 weeks to summarize the chapter and then publish it on the blog.

In summary, almost 2 months for a publication, worst case 3 ! 😂

This is undoubtedly everything but optimal, pulling too much effort and attention on one topic, and I wouldn't recommend it for anyone. It's a time killer and a frustration amplifier!

In parallel, it is usually recommended to keep a blog active with frequent updates and with an average of a drop per month.

I could observe that Intermediate bloggers do usually publish content once every two weeks, while seasoned ones do publish updates on a weekly basis and can go up to one per day. The other observation is that seasoned bloggers, keep the article's content short with a consistent format. Avoiding TLDR!

Outside the nice idea of becoming a professional blogger one day 🙂 , I am looking for the right balance to:

  • Share frequent updates over shorter periods: weeks over months.
  • Find slots to go through other books I would like to enjoy reading, experimenting with described techniques, and ideally sharing with the community.
  • Do other stuff/hobbies aside blogging and working: playing guitar, hanging out with friends, a normal life 😅

So long story short, it's time for a change and a better organization.

Going forward, the chapter summary will have the following common structure:

  • Chapter title: as in the book
  • Purpose: introducing the governing idea
  • key sentences: as in the book
  • key takeaways: list of attention points

Things that won't be included anymore:

  • Formulas
  • Code examples
  • References to frameworks: scikit-learn, tensorflow, etc..

I hope that you will still find the next articles useful despite shrinking.

Please feel free to comment may you have suggestions for a better approach or structure.

 
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