There’s a new kid on the block

 I’ve never blogged before. I’ve never composed or published a single piece of writing. And it’s been a while since I first promised myself to start a blog, even the simplest one. Recently I stumbled across Svbtle and finally decided to start writing.

Håkan Dahlström

There was a time in my life when I was completely absorbed by the vast range of possibilities offered by this new invention, the Internet. Staying up all night and drinking coffee like a madman in my teenage years or failing most subjects at school - you name it. Although I’d created a substantial bunch of interactive solutions I still envied those who could remain persistent when developing valuable content. This state of mind led me to several attempts to create a place where I could keep my notes. However, creating Wordpress themes over and over again and improving all conceivable factors instead of simply writing down some posts sadly resulted in having a great look, but still empty spaces.

Since childhood we all know that every action has an equal and opposite reaction. That’s as far as theory is concerned as we usually experience things the hard way through the ups and downs of our private lives. Years later we can faultlessly foresee what the consequences of various undertakings will be. Subsequently, we somehow avoid taking action which we subliminally perceive as risky or uncertain. I called this phenomenon the “fear of failure”. In terms of one’s symptoms it’s quite similar to the widely known “fear of speaking”, which occurs mostly to foreigners.

 Anyway, it took me almost ten years to understand what was the main reason why I’d never started to write. Once I discovered this fact, I was ready to take the next step.

Posts, once neatly composed, need to be published. There’s at least a dozen ways to do that, from self-hosted platforms like Wordpress to magazines based on a community of authors like Medium to name the few. I’ve tried out many of them and believe me or not, most of them simply suck. Unlike them, Svbtle has surprised me with it’s simplicity and early reply to my invitation query. I came, saw, and conquered, I shall conclude. With a feature allowing me to use my own domain name I felt like I had hit the jackpot.

And just when I thought I couldn’t expect more, my favourite text editing tool, Draft, allowed me to publish posts directly to my blog. Hell yeah:)

 Now, without hesitation, I can only say: Svbtle, there’s a new kid on the block!

[Image: Håkan Dahlström]


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