Slow personal progress

I am still surprised how powerful inertia really is in personal development. Or whatever this is.

Separating Perl Maven

It took me quite some time till I figured out I have to separate the technical Perl content of this site from the general content like this post, and moved the technical content to the Perl Maven site. Even that separation was not smooth. At one point I had 3 separate site, one for Perl 5 Maven, one for a Perl Maven competition that never materialized, and Perl 6 Maven. Then I merged the first two which resulted in quite some traffic loss.

Edumaven a distraction

Then, after a while I started to feel that I'd like to publish my course materials. Materials that included Python, Subversion, Git, and a bunch of other subjects. I did not want to publish them on the Perl Maven site for several reasons. One is that having only Perl content on the Perl Maven site might make better positioned for Perl searches on Google and other search engines. I don't really know this though.

Another reason was that I wanted to be able to compare the sit with other Perl related sites. I don't know if anyone else cares, but this provided me with some way to measure the progress of the site relative to the whole Perl Market. Thought I think it should be called Market for Perl-related content.

Finally in February 2014 I have launched the Edumaven site. (Actually originally it was called anymaven, but after just a few days I switched domains.)

I published quite a lot of slides there, both my Perl courses and several of my other courses. I am still far from finishing the site, I still have quite some unpublished slides, but I have not managed to attract a lot of readers there.

Currently I am planning to move the Perl-related slides to the Perl Maven site and the other content to the Code-Maven site. We'll see.

Code Maven took ages

While writing for the Perl Maven site I kept thinking that I should probably publish articles about other subjects as well, such as Python and JavaScript. For the reasons explained above I did not want to publish them on the Perl Maven site, and at this point I thought about the Edumaven site as purely slides. It took me a lot of time till I realized I should use the already registered domain name and publish the articles there.

Finally at the end of January I have launched the Code Maven site and started to post there too.

(Even that had a history as, at first, the code-maven domain was used for another project, but let's not go into that now.)


That's enough for now. I'll write more about this later. The point, which might not be clear from the above, is that I keep feeling stuck in some concept and takes me ages till I figure out how to make progress. Something that after the decision seems an obvious step.

The next article on the subject is about Pro or not Pro.