No vim post today (sad face)

So I’ve pumped out a few posts now and I thought I would take this opportunity to do a meta post of sorts just to help out anyone who happens to be reading this blog regularly.

I’m doing this for a few reasons.

  • The next post in the vim series is proving to be long and technical. Getting it exactly right (so the snobs, I mean, very helpful and clever professionals on the r/vim subreddit don’t jump down my throat for making silly mistakes) is proving to be time-consuming
  • My wife had our second baby last week (super cute baby girl named Hannah, gorgeous little round head with a huge mop of jet black hair) so I’ve been squeezing in a bit of writing time here and there and so literally haven’t had as much time as usual anyway
  • I’ve had an enormously positive response to my vim posts and I just wanted to clarify a few things and clear the waters for future posts once I’ve finished the vim series

Firstly, I want to say thank you to everyone who has been reading my posts, especially if you’ve been coming back for more. It’s such an honour, you do not even realise. It’s such a cliché to say that you’re ‘blown’ away by something, but I am. I didn’t expect anyone to read my blog, I had very selfish motivations for starting it (to force myself to learn hard things).

So thankyou. Thankyou, thankyou, thankyou.

Secondly, to everyone who came here primarily because of my Introduction to Vim series (which is a humbling amount of people), I would like to apologize. While I hope (and imagine) most of you have read my about page and my stickied post explaining the motivation for this blog, I still want to apologize if you hoped that there would be significantly more posts about vim/programming. I don’t really plan to, to be honest.

I love using vim and will continue to learn how to use it better and to really capture its full capabilities, and it’s likely that I’ll want to keep writing about it, but not as regularly as I have been.

Don’t panic, there’s still quite a few vim posts to come. But as soon as I’ve finished the “official” series of introductory posts that I intended to at the beginning, it will go back to being one of the many topics I cover periodically, at my leisure.

Having said that I hope you still stick around. I endeavour to post articles about interesting topics and as promised, and will always make an effort to get them out in a way that is simple and understandable. So if you’re a bit of a nerd then you should still find my material pretty interesting.

Having said that, if there’s popular demand, I will consider the future prospects of the blog, and if I think it’s viable I may move into a more niche topic, which may well be programming/vim etc. So who knows.

Just know that this is not my plan at the moment.

Thanks so much to everyone who has been reading my posts. Have a great weekend.

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