Where do you find the time to blog?


A common question I’m asked is why do you overuse passive voice? The second is in the title. Blogging fills two purposes for me:

  • It’s an idea dump. I understand and think through concepts and problems easier if I have to explain them, and text is the easiest way I can.

  • It’s a cathartic hobby. I enjoy sitting at cafés and writing; either this, technical documentation, or fiction that may (not) ever see the light.

So it’s not a question of finding time, it’s how I’d function if I didn’t.

(I mostly write posts within minutes, so it’s also not especially time consuming. I may also cheat and write a series of posts which are published over a week if I know I’ll be especially busy at work. But you didn’t read any of that).

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Ruben Schade is a technical writer and IaaS engineer in Sydney, Australia who refers to himself in the third person in bios. Wait, not BIOS… my brain should be EFI by now.

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