I have recently discovered that a lot of my posts over at The Self-Hosting Blog follow the same passage.
- Introduction about the Software
- Provisioning your server
- Installing prerequisite requirements
- Installing the thing
- Configuring Nginx
- Port forwarding
The only thing that really changes is step 4, maybe step 3 depending on whether Docker is required or not.
Why aren’t I automating this.
I think I know why, the content will be shite. It’ll lack personal touch.
Yes it’s repetitive, but then again, the service that I am providing is to walk someone through how to set this stuff up. It is very similar between projects. If I was to extract the repetitive steps into another blog post, my main blog posts would lack the content. It’ll just be “Run this Docker Compose script”.
Basically I keep contradicting myself. I’m worried about SEO rankings if I plagiarise my own content too much. But I’m also worried about lacking the content to be ranked by SEO.
I’m trying to balance time with reward. I think I need to pick one.
Let me know your thoughts below if you have any.