The Blog manifest


Philosophical question about the why another blog


In today's modern times, where a surplus of information and activities exists and it seems that many content providers are competing for your attention. There is one simple question you may ask:

Why shall I spend my (attention) time on your site?

I asked this question myself several times and tried to identify aspects not to fall into, what I call, yet another topic blog paradigm (YATBP).

Writing Philosophy

The motivation why someone starts to write are countless. Here is my personal list what I want to achive on that journey.

  • focus on: content matters most
  • improve my personal writing skills in the context of EFL

Overall picture

The following topics are of interest for me, thus most posts you'll find on this side falls in one of these areas

  • improving sustainability in daily life
  • living in a digital society
  • building a career on purpose
  • participating in open source software and projects


F: Why is this site called techpoet?

A: Let me cite a nice quote that actually was one of the main reasons for the name

The programmer, like the poet, works only slightly removed from pure thought-stuff. He builds his castles in the air, from air, creating by exertion of the imagination. 1


Frederick P. Brooks, Jr. The Mythical Man-Month: Essays on Software Engineering. Addison-Wesley, Reading, MA, Anniversary, 1996.