I haven’t posted anything here in over a year. I have been struggling for a while in general with writing, I seem to have simply lost interest in it. But on reflection I was trying to work out why this urge to write has left me, and I am not entirely sure that I know.
It probably isn’t one thing only that caused this change but possibly a number of smaller things, in no particular order, that combined for this to happen. In some respects the frontend field is moving too fast and it is hard to keep up and I wonder if I gave up trying, which is fine, you can’t know everything.
Even though, thankfully, accessibility seems to be more in people’s minds these days, they still don’t want to learn HTML properly. Everyone is in too much of a rush to do things by halves and use the latest stuff that’s “in”, without asking if they should.
If your expertise is in HTML, no-one cares, it is deemed as “too easy” by people who can’t tell the difference between an
<button>, or a
<span> with a click handler.
It is tiring.
For these reasons (and more I am sure) I often couldn’t think of anything to write about or when I tried and started something, I quickly gave up and deleted them. I will try to write more in the future, but it is difficult. Perhaps will be different, although I think I said that last year too. Only time will tell how long this tiredness will last.