Some upcoming changes to the content on 1 Thing A Week

After more than 3 years, I'm officially turning 1 Thing A Week into my HTML & CSS blog

Week 182 was posted by Charanjit Chana on 2021-04-19.

1 Thing A Week was originally intended as a magazine style blog, sharing all types of content. It's a format that worked really well for me over the course of it's first 3 years and helped get me into the habit of writing. In some ways, the lack of focus on a single topic made it much easier to write about something, but the lack of focus also meant that it could be hard to pick a topic that I could write enough about.

It wasn't until week 132 that I wrote anything about CSS, which is insane as it's something I love working with and continue to learn about.

One hundred and thirty two weeks. That's just over 2 and a half years.

Having introduced the world of web development into the mix, I began to feel like there's a lot more I could put out there and I've slowly transitioned from writing about "stuff" to writing stuff about HTML and CSS.

During 2020 I started writing more and more about web development and from next week that is the topic that 1 Thing A Week will focus on. I may even write about PHP, Apache, MySQL, and even JavaScript.

Anything else I want to write about will become a notable item. There's room for notable items to hold as much content as they require, so they'll continue to be a useful outlet for me.

I'm going to change the format of the site a little (or a lot) to make it clear that HTML/CSS are the focus here, but I won't be throwing away anything I've written about in the past. They'll have their place and will continue to be considered a week in the chronological sense, just with less emphasis if not related to any type of development.

The tipping point

As I continue to increase the amount I engage on Twitter, it's clear that I have existing content that others are interested in and I'm finding plenty of inspiration about things I should write about in the future. Barely past the half way mark in April and I've already had twice the amount of traffic here than in the whole of March. The only time traffic was this high in the past 9 months was when a notable item was shared in a newsletter I had no idea about. To have this growth a little more tailored and organically has been really rewarding to see.

I'm really looking forward to the weeks ahead and hope you'll enjoy the journey I'm about to go on.


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