Take me home

It's christmas, and time for failure!

Written by August Lilleaas, published December 24, 2019

This post is part of a series: Advent Calendar 2019

Well, that's it, then. I failed.

I was supposed to publish a blog post every day in December until the 24th.

I haven't blogged since the 18th, so that means I failed to write the 5 final blog posts except this one.

In case you didn't know, I fail a lot.

I sort of expected that I'd fail to write 24 blog posts.

But failing is better than not trying.

The blog post about Linus Torvalds ended up on the front page of /r/Linux and got shared on Twitter a whole lot. I guess many people haven't heard that story before, and it's a pretty cool story!

THe blog post about the Microsoft Research study after Vista generated a gazillion Tweets, around 90k page views, and great discussion on HN and Reddit. It even generated some leads towards a path as a professional writer.

In other words, doors are now open, that weren't open before I started the advent calendar blog project.

And I generated a bunch of other blog posts that didn't necessarily get a whole lot of attention, but that I'm very proud of, and that some people got a lot out of.

I so very almost decided not to start this blogging project, because I sort of knew that I probably wouldn't finish it properly.

So I failed.

But I'm glad I did!

Happy holidays!

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