When I relaunched The H&F, I made several commitments to myself:
- I will publish new content every day.
- I will proofread my work.
- I will write all of my posts using Markdown.
Despite how it may seem, the order of these commitments is no accident.
Publishing new content for me is easy. I can find numerous things every day to talk about on The H&F.
Proofreading can be difficult if I’m in a rush to publish my work.
Markdown however, is the hardest commitment of all.
For the sake of time, I’m going to assume Markdown is common knowledge (click here if it isn’t).
Since I’ve never been a coder (nor am I fluent in HTML), writing in Markdown adds a layer of complexity to posting new content on The H&F.
Even as I write at this very moment, I have a ‘cheatsheet‘ opened in another window which I’ve been forced to refer to several times during the publishing of this article.
Luckily for me, this cheatsheet coupled with Byword (my markdown editor) is essentially foolproof.
Now why am I telling you this?
As strange as it may sound, this is the only post I’ll ever publish on The H&F which isn’t for your benefit.
No, instead, it’s for me.
This is my point of reference for the future if I find myself failing on my commitments. After all, if I was brave enough to publish them online, I should be respectful enough to follow through.
1. Next time I’ll be writing for you, not me. ↩