Random Thought Friday

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I’m reading through the archives of a blog where the author posts something random every Friday (yesterday was Thursday, and tomorrow is Saturday). His Friday posts are completely unrelated to the main theme and content of his blog.

I like that idea a lot. I don’t blog as much as I used to mostly because I feel the need to spend so much time on each blog post. A lot of the posts I write take a bit of research and experimentation before I’m ready to post them.

But a random thought? I can pull one of those out of my ascot any day of the week, and twice on Friday. But I’ll only do it once.

And yes, thanks for asking, but the thought has occurred to me that I already have another medium where I post random thoughts 7 days a week, Twitter (I’m @haacked on Twitter).

But my twist on this is that every Friday, I’ll post something random, funny, amusing, or whatever in this blog post, and I’ll use more than 140 characters but I’ll always end the post with something I appreciated either during the week, or in general.

This Friday’s random thought is about starting a random thought Friday blog series and whether this will end up being a one post series like the rest. So there, I’ve done that part.

And the thing I appreciate this past week is how nice it was to take a day off and spend it with my wife. Oh, and Instagram. I appreciate Instagram a lot. Perhaps too much. I’ll try easing off the Tilt-Shift from now on.


Here’s where I violate my wife’s privacy and post a picture of her on a ferry to Bainbridge Island on my blog. We had a really nice outing on Tuesday.

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7 responses

  1. Avatar for marcusswope
    marcusswope May 27th, 2011


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    Jeff Putz May 27th, 2011

    See, that's why I have two blogs. Although my tech/.NET/Microsoft blog tends to be neglected since I work on something I can't generally talk about, I do every once in awhile post something that is specific to the audience. My personal blog, on the other hand, has no theme, no tags, just whatever I feel like writing about. I noticed your full-name domain name is owned by a lawyer. Boo!

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    Joe May 27th, 2011

    Are you talking about Bruce Schneier's Friday Squid Blogging?

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    Justin May 29th, 2011

    One of the things I like about starting a new blog was that there are no readers. Once it starts growing and I get a regular audience I fall into the trap of feeling like I need to put more work into each post which leads to me posting less.
    I haven't solved the balance between having more decent posts and fewer 'high quality' posts.

  5. Avatar for Jay Smith
    Jay Smith May 30th, 2011

    Great idea and it is a nice break from the technical stuff. I might have to follow your thought here.

  6. Avatar for Vishal Pawar
    Vishal Pawar May 30th, 2011

    I am totally agreed now i am inspired by u n also start with friday special blogging ..
    Nice posting

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    Ben May 31st, 2011

    WTF is wrong with your camera? Damn hipsters and their desire to revert technology back to the stone ages. Next thing they'll start using bikes with one non-ratcheting gear... oh wait.