I am aware that the frequency of my posts has dropped off. As opposed to [when I wrote about a similar thing back in May](https://strandlines.blog/2021/05/19/on_-mental_health_blogging/), this has not been about a lack of confidence or arguments in my head about authenticity. Rather, this is about having too much to write about. I have been enjoying myself delving deeper into Stoicism, Buddhism and various related topics. The only thing is, and this is perhaps one of the strengths/weaknesses of the internet, it’s very easy to leap from idea to concept to idea and so on. Reading about one aspect usually throws up questions that require further research and as it is so easy to then look into those, I just follow my nose.I have been journaling alongside the research, which is a habit I have wanted to develop. But when it has come to writing for the blog I haven’t found that so easy. Probably because ideas have merged into each other and I haven’t taken the time to tease them out into post sized chunks. Additionally, I’ve not been updating my Tiddlywiki for the same reason, the purpose of which was to be a note-taking and organising tool.This is all to say that I *should* start posting more about these topics and taking notes. Although ‘shoulds’ are real inspiration killers – as soon as one appears my brain just digs it’s heels in. So I’ve made a real effort not to put myself under any pressure. Which means, of course, that subconsciously, I have.Eventually, the natural ebb and flow of motivation will mean a more frequent posting phase will come around again.
The effort required to resolve the issue Netlify has with updating my blog must still outweigh the frustration at having to manually deploy an update 2 or 3 times before it does it correctly.Eventually the balance will tip the other way and I will sort it out.
Mmmm, still can’t quite work out what is happening with block quotes not showing correctly on at least one post, but it seems that somewhere in my workflow the .md file is reverting to an earlier version. All I can identify so far is that if I manually edit the .md file in question on the Raspberry, after a while it seems to have changed back to a pre-edit post. In theory a change should only occur there if I edit the file in Dropbox from where it is synced to the Pi. And the logs indicate that hasn’t happened *and* the file in Dropbox is the correct edit. *scratches head*
I can’t work out why block quotes are not displaying correctly on the blog. The markdown is correct, so….
I have this weird thing going on with the blog and Netlify. When I upload a post to GitHub, Netlify is set to deploy automatically. Now, the auto deploy occurs but doesn’t load the post. So I have to trigger a deploy manually, which works sometimes but not always. Hmmmmm. Time to get onto the Netlify forum.
I’ve made a rudimentary [archive page](https://strandlines.blog/archive/) for the blog. Largely for my own benefit as I had no way to search through posts quickly. When I get a moment I will create a link for the home page and spend some time tidying it up, adding pagination etc.