I added a little over 20 entries in the last month, including;
- Several on hurricane and storm preparation. Not surprising given the season.
- A couple on small boats to buy, sail, and enjoy while waiting to go live-aboard cruising.
- More on rigging and sail trim, a continuing theme since it’s my favourite thing about boats.
- Several on tools I like and find useful.
- Other random stuff that poped into my head.
The first two are acting as a useful scratchpad for in-depth articles I plan to write in the future.
I also answered a couple of questions from the comments. Much better than responding in another comment, since those always get lost to the point that even I can’t find them when the question comes up again.
With the new way, once there are enough answers on a given subject, I will curate and attach them to the applicable Online Book.
The other cool thing is these entries provide new content for you members while I’m immersed in researching and writing a new Online Book chapter, without my feeling pushed to “get it out the door” just because we have not published an article for a week—better for my stress level, and better for the quality of the end result.
For example, this month I have put days and days into an in-depth chapter, including video, comparing in-boom, in-mast, and slab reefing mainsail-handling systems—a buyer’s guide including an Excel evaluation matrix. Look for that early next month.
Getting a Bit Longer
As I move away from the original Twitter prototype, I’m writing a bit more on many entries, but I think that’s a good thing, since an unfinished idea due to an arbitrary character limit is frustrating for both me and the reader.
That said, I am being careful to keep the entries short, and if they get too long, I will move them to the main article area.
If you have any thoughts, positive or negative, on how this is working out for you, please leave a comment below.
Note you can now comment directly on the actual entries themselves.