Should I try to be an Iron Man?

Thursday, April 30th, 2009 at 09:27pm

A bit over a week ago I heard about Matt Trout’s proposal to get more people blogging about perl on a regular basis: We Are Iron Man. Basicially if you post about perl once a week (on average) for six months you qualify as an Iron Man.

An announcment without the swearing can be found courtesy of the Enlightened Perl Organisation.

It looks like this is gaining quite a bit of momentum as I have heard about it from quite a few different sources and there is a Planet Iron Man to show that there are quite a few contenders so far.

Should I enter?

I don’t know. While I should be able to keep up with the schedule, I’m not sure about the content as I don’t know what I have to say about perl.

To see what I have said that is remotely perl related, check out my blog posts tagged with perl. Not that much is there?

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4 Responses to “Should I try to be an Iron Man?”

  1. I signed up for Iron Man and I’ve written far fewer blog posts about Perl than you have, so I say go for it!

    Now I just need to come up with some ideas for my first Iron Man post… (Or second if the “I’m joining in the Iron Man thing” post counts, I guess.)

    Dave Sherohman - May 1st, 2009 at 7:18 am

  2. I reckon you should give it a go. You’re working with Perl every day so if you’re looking for topics they shouldn’t be too hard to find. Since I’ve stopped working on Perl projects the reaction I’ve seen when perl is mentioned is almost always negative. I think the concept of making regular posts about good perl is definitely a sound one.

    Wes - May 1st, 2009 at 8:46 am

  3. Go for it!

    Recently I’ve found the command line perl options really handy for processing large input files. A tutorial over several blog posts could get you started on your way to being an iron man.

    Hamish - May 3rd, 2009 at 9:43 pm

  4. Hamish, No. A tutorial on command line perl options could be a good thing for YOU to start a blog with…

    Stephen - May 3rd, 2009 at 10:22 pm