You might be subtle like this or just work on your stuff like that but then nobody will know that you are the one that did something (and praise somebody else completely unrelated for your stuff, e.g. Anton not being praised much for the HEVC threaded decoding, the huge work on ref-counted AVFrame and many other things).
Blogging is boring
Once you wrote something in code talking about it gets sort of boring, the code is there, it works and maybe you spent enough time on the mailing list and irc discussing about it that once it is done you wouldn’t want to think about it for at least a week.
Blogging is important
JB got it right by writing posts about what happened every week. Now journalist can pick from there what’s cool and coming from VLC and not have to try to extract useful information from
git log, scattered mailing lists and conversations on irc.
I’m not sure I’ll have the time to do the same, but surely I’ll prod at least Alexandra and the others to write more.