Incrementally Correct Systems

Today is not my first foray into the world of blogging, I used to write guest articles and Medium posts, but never on a platform, I owned.

2020 has been a year of changes for many of us. Some personal news has flipped my world upside-down. Instilling in me this drive for change and betterment and a hint of impatience. It has driven me to something some refer to as incremental correctness.

I wasn't aware of this term until recently: Brian Lovin has a great article about it in his blog.

For me, it's a way of life. A mantra I strive for to create and publish on a regular basis knowing that it's "better done than perfect" and that it'll get better over time. Learning as I go along and getting priceless feedback from users.

If you've ever designed or developed your website, app or product, you'll know how difficult it is to end the infinite loop of tweaks. Potentially-genius prototypes might never get seen in public.

With this blog, I wanted a platform where I'd write my thoughts with little to no friction as possible. I've tried (and failed) to use CMSs and static site generators, all had limiting processes. Doing a git push becomes tiring, it's an anti-incrementally-correct system by nature.

Inspired by Francesco Di Lorenzo, I picked a more efficient way of writing and publishing these articles.

I'll expand more on a separate post in the future. Francesco has a great explanation of how it all works.

For the time being, I will use this site as a daily publishing platform. It's simple. Broken. It has no RSS feed or a site search functionality. Its simplicity is what I find enticing and what encourages me to stop worrying about perfectionism.

It helps me start taking action on writing my thoughts daily. See you again tomorrow.