These are some solid tips for staying on the path. I too have someone passion projects that have gone idle. My biggest problem is there's always some other discipline or technology that gets my attention and I end up feeling it will be more applicable in my everyday work than some of the stuff I'm currently working on. But I've been pretty good about eventually coming back to my side projects when time permits.
Yup, not chasing after the FOTM is difficult. I really have an itch to play with rust and NIM :)
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