Exactly one year ago on November 10th, 2011 I launched The Stack (announcement here).
In theory, that should be 52 posts, but I missed a few:
- Week 50,51⁄2011
- Week 01/2012
- Week 14⁄2012 (having much fun in Switzerland)
- Week 20⁄2012 (playing too much Diablo III)
- Week 25⁄2012
- Week 30,31,32,33⁄2012 (trip to Asia)
- Week 39⁄2012 (playing too much WoW: Mists of Pandaria)
- Week 43⁄2012 (been sick)
So, 12 missing, that leaves 40 posts (and often the first one after a pause was bigger than usual) full of bookmarks, reading recommendations and a little music. In general, I’ve got a lot of positive feedback, despite the contents being highly focused on my personal interests. There hasn’t been a huge ton of feedback though, but I think I’ll continue doing this for now - at least until I run out of time (It usually takes 30-40 minutes of preparation every Sunday evening/Monday morning and then ~5 minutes to deploy).
As I’m writing this I haven’t yet tried to sort all links by tags, but my guess is that it will look like this (sorted by occurrence)
- programming languages
- programming/software engineering
What I did only very rarely was commenting on single links - sometimes it could be helpful, but in the end I decided it’s best to let the original author’s title try to catch your attention.
What I’ve planned to do for a while but haven’t gotten around to was doing a special page with all links sorted by category.
So, if anyone’s reading this one year review, I’d love to get some feedback (don’t worry, I won’t ask again until next year) via mail, twitter, irc or wherever you can get hold of me :)
- What did you like best? (Weekly format, Contents, Focus on X, Whatever)
- Any ideas how to improve?
- Any channels where you’d love to be informed about new posts? (Right now it’s Twitter, Facebook, App.net, Google+ and quote.fm I think - If I can automate it, be my guest)
- Would you like to submit links?