Bye-bye, 2020! What did I learn from doing "The OTT Changelog" for one year? What will change in 2021?
It requires stern discipline to maintain this service.
- I tried being smart by using Puppeteer to automate this service. My Puppeteer script checks what's new (by checking websites, RSS feeds, and more), BUT I still need to review the "fetched resources". In other words: the curation drains time and energy.
- I need to look into ways to automate the curation step.
It's tough to know what the reader's specific OTT interest is. Some readers might be interested in relevant browser updates, others might be interest in changes to technical specifications. I try to make this service as holistic as possible, but I still feel like I'm leaving some things out.
- Let me know if you know what it is!
I don't feel like I have the time (/willingness) to promote this specific service. I need to improve the surrounding framework to "bring it to the next level".
Moving forward, I will stop doing "The OTT Changelog" (on a weekly basis). Instead, I'll A) look into doing it on a monthly basis (and with less "sources"|), or B) try to further automate my script. I haven't decided.
I have merged the existing articles into https://ottball.com/ott-changelog/.
- This was not an easy decision. I learnt a lot, but I feel I need to be smarter about my time.
- Instead, I'll write more original content. (Past examples include https://ottball.com/lazy-loading-video/ and https://ottball.com/hbo-max-dissected/.)
- ❤️ If you enjoyed this service in the past, feel free to support me through my https://ko-fi.com/ottball. (I am saving for a new batch of cookies from my local Chip City! 🍪)