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.
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 I am still far from finishing the site, I still have quite some unpublished slides, but I have not managed to attract a lot of readers there.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
(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.
Published on 2015-05-08 by Gabor Szabo