I’ve been noticing this more and more lately. Often, when I blog about something, like yesterday about a software I discovered, there are actually people who take a closer look at the thing I blogged about, in the case of the software even install it and try it out. I actually seem to have some influence on my readers and somehow it fascinates me. Especially when I think that I wondered a few months ago if anyone was reading my posts at all.
I just updated my laptop (a Lenovo ThinkPad S1 Yoga) from Ubuntu 19.04 to the new Ubuntu 19.10 (beta). The last time I did a fresh install was one year ago, when I installed Ubuntu 18.10. The whole upgrade process went through within less than 30 minutes, to which I also count re-enabling disabled PPAs (they get disabled to prevent the system from breaking), removing old and obsolete packages and disabling snapd, which got automatically installed, because the native Chromium package in Ubuntu got replaced with the Chromium snap app.
If I had considered a year ago what my life might look like today, I would certainly have guessed something completely different from what is reality today. Life is full of surprises. Sometimes not so nice things happen that pull you down, take strength, raise doubts and let you lose hope. But sometimes also nice things happen that suddenly give life a whole new meaning, push you, make life more worth living and give you new motivation, strength and hope.
I sometimes write articles. On this blog. On my German blog. Not long time ago, I used to write on Medium. I already spent hours and hours of writing. After writing and publishing something new, I usually share it on social media. My fediverse account and Twitter most often too. But sometimes I am thinking: Is there just anyone getting some worth out of my posts? Is there someone who would even visit and read articles, if I don’t spam my followers on social media?
So, here I am again. Back with no creativity, no ideas and no plan. I (including my brain) am melting due to the heat and the stress of the last weeks of studying somehow erased my brain. I have absolutely no idea what to write about, so I write about that and about what’s up in my life. It’s currently very hot in my hometown. 30° Celsius and I have to wear long trousers in the office.