Update: I’m Still Alive and Making Content

Joseph Mellor
3 min readSep 3

I haven’t published an article in a few months because I’ve been incredibly busy, but I’m starting to get more time to make content.

See this video for how I made this image.

I apologize for the radio silence. It’s been about two months since I’ve published an article or video. I’ll try to get at least one article or one video out in September.

Where Did Everyone Come From?

Despite not publishing a single article in July or August, I’ve had a ton of new followers. If you wouldn’t mind me asking, how did you hear about my content? Feel free to leave a response as it might help me figure out where I should post my content.

Getting a New Job

Recently, I got a new job (Forgive me if I don’t announce the specific job to the internet here as I would rather not have everyone know details about things like where I live, but I will say it’s very in line with the kind of articles I write.) that has been taking up a lot of my time since I’ve had to learn the ropes while on the job. With that being said, I’ve been getting more efficient at the job which means more time for making content. By the end of the year, I’ll probably be back somewhere between half-speed and full-speed.

Making a Very Special Video

I have also not been publishing articles or videos because I was attempting to make a video for 3blue1brown’s #SoME3 contest. Despite being nowhere close to finishing the video in time, it took up a ton of my time. With that being said, I intend to finish the video at some point during the year. I don’t want to ruin the surprise, but I think it would be interesting to hear your guesses.

Turning The Road to Quantum Mechanics into a Book or Two and a Video Series

I’ve also been rewriting The Road to Quantum Mechanics as a book so that I have something to offer on ko-fi or Patreon, so that I can fix a lot of errors I saw in the initial series, and so that it can serve as a base for the video series I want to make. The article series will be way ahead of the book and the book will be way ahead of the video series. This setup will allow me to experiment with the article series, refine it in the book, and then refine it again in the video series. I want the video series to be last in the chain so I can advertise the book in the video series and because the video series is the hardest to correct if I make a mistake.

Writing More Random Articles

I might also try to branch out with the kinds of articles I write. I’ve been watching a lot of the DC Animated Universe stuff. Maybe I make an article series ranking them or something? Alternatively, I could make articles debunking bad science. It’s not too hard to do as bad scientists normally fail in an incredibly obvious way. I think I’m going to write an article at some point about things like commonly misused terms.

Joseph Mellor

BS in Physics, Math, and CS with a minor in High-Performance Computing. You can find all my articles at https://josephmellor.xyz/articles/.