Last blog post (sorta)

I started this blog almost 1 year ago (Feb 19th, 2013). Since then, I’ve blogged every single day. Except yesterday. It’s just after midnight and I’m packing to go on a short vacation with the family and scrambling to get some work done and it occurred to me “Shit – I didn’t do today’s blog post.”

That’s a problem.

Most of the writing on this blog has not been very good (~97%). But I’d thought of this blog mainly as a place to put ill-formed thoughts and let them sort of fester and grow in my head. Unfortunately, while it started as that petri dish, it’s become a bad science project. I’ve started dreading posting.Β The daily cadence I’d given myself was honestly just stupid in retrospect. There is not that much interesting every day that I have a thought on or more practically, I just don’t have the time.

CB Insights is growing and as we scale, I need to focus on that. And that means that less essential things must be tabled and that means blogging. I’m also writing part of our newsletter every time it comes out and so in some way, I get my writing fill that way. I also think the pressure of having 63k reading it forces me to do better writing (at least by a little) than what I do here.

If you don’t get the newsletter, you should subscribe. It’s free and pretty awesome most of the time if I do say so myself.

[But the biggest problem really has been the quality of my posts and the associated dread of writing.]

And so I’m going to slow down the pace by a lot. I should have probably never set the pace I did in the beginning as I mentioned earlier. If anyone is thinking of blogging, consider this a warning and don’t do daily πŸ™‚

I’m not going to focus on x posts per week or month. I may write about small things with my family from time to time as a way to catalog my thoughts and memories with them or my observations on parenting which I’m still always learning about, but in general, I’m hoping to share better, longer and hopefully more thoughtful writing by decreasing the pace.

Stay tuned…

For the 1.5 of you who read my blog daily, sorry πŸ™‚

2 Thoughts on “Last blog post (sorta)

  1. Bummer dude. You have a unique tone and style that makes for entertaining posts. I guess I’ll have to subscribe the the CB newsletter instead πŸ™‚ Have a great vacation.

    • Anand Sanwal on February 21, 2015 at 2:44 pm said:

      John — so you’re that one guy πŸ™‚

      Sorry for responding so late. My comments in wordpress are mostly a cesspool of spam so miss the few good ones sometimes and just got back from vacation.

      First of all, thanks a lot for reading. The dread of writing on my blog prior to vacation was the final proof that I should stop. I hope my tone and styale remain on the CB Insights newsletter. Be sure to tell me if I really start to suck there.

      Thanks again,
      Anand

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