Happy Birthday CWS
It is time for a happy birthday CWS blog post. This is probably 6th or 7th year. I am not sure and I have definitely lost track of it. Not just that anniversary, I have lost track of CWS on the whole to be honest.
With less than 10 posts in the last 12 months, I did consider if it is worth pursuing further. I am not sure what led to this thought? Probably fight against spammy comments, a family life with young kid at home, move back to India and general lack of time for anything in this place, leadership role at work, cost of hosting CWS increasing each year or may be a sheer lack of inspiration in life with lots of things going on. I pondered quite a bit without an answer.
And this is not the first time when I thought about shutting down CWS. I thought about it in 2009-10, middle of hustling and bustling life of IIM Bangalore. I was completely swamped then. I just hung in there and within a year after that CWS became a forum of my art work, paintings, poetry – what I would call as a renaissance era of this blog (2010-2012). Not just my hobbies, I had some really fantastic interviews as well.
Having chosen to channelize my energy towards my career and my recent skill building activities are not particularly socially demonstrable, I felt that I didn’t have too much to write about on CWS. I started a new blog called Product Thinker, where I was documenting some of my thoughts about Product Management. I have decided to move those posts to this forum as I can’t maintain two blogs. I will give it another year to see if I can really pull off another renaissance. Or come 2016, I will let the dust settle down on CWS. We will have an answer in a year.
Happy Birthday CWS!