I must have started half a dozen blogs in my life. I still maintain a separate one for Ham Radio at KK9JEF.wordpress.com. I’ll have to see about transferring those posts to this site.
So why another new blog? Two reasons:
- My blog at KK9JEF.wordpress.com was specifically for my Ham Radio projects and learnings. As my hobbies expand into other areas, I thought it might finally be time to have a general-purpose personal hobbyist blog.
- I’ve always struggled to find the balance between blog posts that catalog a completed project in whole. For example, my entire K3NG Morse-Code Keyer Project was wrapped into one big post, but I split up my Beach 40 Build into multiple small sections. Neither is perfect – the “blog as you build” method leaves a somewhat scattered trail for those who come after and want to replicate what you did (which is sometimes you in the future), but the “wait until it’s done” method means a lot of the process is undocumented.
To that end, this new site has both BLOG and PROJECTS sections – the blog can be for more single-shot observations, and the projects subpages can contain coherent descriptions of where a particular build or project is at.
It’s worth a shot!