This blog has been quiet for the past 4 months. And not only that, but most of my open-source projects have been quiet too. I just didn’t feel like working on it.
This is something that Adam Stacoviak and Jerod Santo talk about occasionally on their Changelog podcast1, whose episodes generally involve interviewing people from the open-source community. I think they called it “_project maintainer fatigue_”, where an open-source project maintainer basically gets tired, at some point, with the work involved with managing their project.
I have very small projects, and I only dedicate a small amount of my free time to them, so I don’t get this a lot but it does happen every now and then. It usually doesn’t last this long though… I guess I’m getting old.
Oh yeah during the hiatus I started listening to podcasts, among other things. ↩