I started reviewing my old blog posts last night, going back to the very first ones in 2004. It’s a little embarrassing to read through the earlier posts. On the other hand, it’s interesting to see how my writing style has evolved as my personal focus has clarified.
I came across a message board the other day that mentioned how difficult it was to navigate my site. I totally agree. Now that I have this rough cut of “best of” articles, I can start to build out some sections with a lot more focus. It’ll probably take me a while to get there, so in the meantime, you can see the raw list over on the wiki I set up for this. I’ve got the list backed up elsewhere just in case. There are 283 articles that made the first cut, out of a field of about 1200 entries. They have not yet been put into order.
Here’s a categorized pass of the articles. I now have to start going through them and summarizing them. One thing I’m noticing is that I really don’t like a lot of the titles I’ve picked. I am tempted to rewrite a lot of these articles also; another good reason to make a book version for download.