The Android and WordPress ecosystems give off similar superstitious vibes. Remember when everyone was obsessed with registry cleaners and system optimizers?
parsing feeds is always a pain. Don’t parse feeds inside the template engine kids :-)
Why blog? One key reason is for framing offline and organic discussions — they’re the best. Online discussions tend to devolve into “peanut gallery” takes for any range of topics. You can’t know it all, but being in the gallery is fun?