Complain about the way other people make software by making software.
– Andre Torrez
It was an ordinary day and I was working. After a half hour or so, I unconciously opened a new tab, typed in: "twitter.com". Next thing I know is I'm doomscrolling down my twitter feed for an hour. Don't tell me this has never happened to you, this is my every day.
The law of Conservation of Habits! says that a habit can not be created or destroyed, it can only be replaced. So I decided to replace my bad habit of scrolling social media with reading random blogs while keeping the same low effort.
There are a lot of interesting people on the internet writing cool stuff in their blogs. I learn a lot reading those and getting to know those people. But I never seem to find the time to read these blogs constantly. Deciding which blog to read is also as laborious as choosing a meal from a large menu, I didn't want to deal with that.
So I built BlogFrog.
It's a simple website with one button, that's all. So now every time I get tired of work, or I want to lose focus, I open blogfrog. I let the button take me somewhere random on the internet. I read one blog post, learn something, and I get back to work. All thanks to the absence of infinite scrolling feed.
You can leave a comment here on substack.