I’m not complaining. Really I’m not.
I recently received a nice note from David Migdal, whose site, TobaccoDays, I recently wrote about here. David has been swamped in a redesign and refinement of his site and was lamenting the enormous investment of time and energy these undertakings take. He also mentioned that the average interview takes him roughly thirty hours to do.
Welcome to my world, David.
I don’t mean to sound unsympathetic – believe me I’m not – but sites like his and Passion for Pipes require enormous amounts of time and energy to create, maintain, plan, update, and refresh. For me, it’s about 30 hours a week, on average, with some weeks taking more.
I’ve been doing this for over four years. I thought it was going to get easier, and it hasn’t. For me, the toughest part of the whole thing is keeping it fresh. I worry that sooner or later I’m going to start repeating myself or addressing stale topics.
Those of you who are following Passion for Pipes have no doubt noticed a lot of changes here recently. I’ve been reorganizing the navigation, adding new content, and improving some features.