Articles are single-page pieces that give a whirlwind tour of a specific topic.
They're different from series, which go very in-depth, taking many detours.
It happened when I least expected it.
Someone, somewhere (above me, presumably) made a decision. "From now on", they declared, "all our new stuff must be written in Rust".
Long story short: a couple of my articles got really popular on a bunch of sites, and someone, somewhere, went "well, let's see how much traffic that smart-ass can handle", and suddenly I was on the receiving end of a couple DDoS attacks.
As the popular saying goes, there are only two hard problems in computer science: caching, off-by-one errors, and getting a Rust job that isn't cryptocurrency-related.
I often write pieces that showcase how well Rust can work for you, and how it can let you build powerful abstractions, and prevents you from making a bunch of mistakes.
I still get excited about programming languages. But these days, it's not so much because of what they let me do, but rather what they don't let me do.