Small steps and shiny buttons.
I started this blog as a scratch pad that I could use to transcribe random thoughts on techniques and trends in the industry, and then later on bake those into full blown articles for later consumption. The three testing articles have been repurposed for a work that will be published in Virus Bulletin shortly. The confidence that I gained by first jotting down random thoughts on the topic, sharing them with my community, then assembling them into a full blown article was invaluable, and a great way, for me at least, to build up an idea pipeline. Making sure I keep feeding the pipeline and posting blog entries will continually be a challenge, but at least I can establish milestones that are more finely grained than "concept" and "published work".
P.S. The picture is from the vendor table at the MEAT's 5 year anniversary party, held at DNA Lounge. I will post a few more pictures when I pull them off the camera or when they pop up on the DNA page.