Welcome to my collection of memos!
It’s not exactly like a normal blog, so before complaining “wow, this article is weirdly specific and not applicable at all,” bear in mind:
- Many memos are written with me as the target audience!
- The narrower the target audience, the less polished the memo is likely to be.
- Sometimes I’ll go back and update a memo.
Each memo has a Target Audience which you should check before reading. Some have an Epistemic Status, which summarises how objectively true the content is. Some have an Attention Conservation Notice, to give a very brief summary of what you can expect.
You are probably now wondering why not just have a normal blog? Well, I did. I’ve had several. My problem with blogging is that I feel like every post needs to be interesting, polished, and generally to a high standard. I like reading such blogs, so surely my blog should be the same, right? The problem is that this creates a lot of pressure, and leads to me barely ever updating the damn thing.
But this website is a collection of articles I have written and published, right? Isn’t that just a blog? Well maybe I am just deceiving myself by calling these articles “memos” rather than “blog posts,” but I am now writing more, and writing for myself in addition to writing for others.
So overall it is a good deception.