When you are working on a project you know you will be working on solo do you still work out of branches or do you commit to master? Does it depend on the project?
Like many, I have some projects that I work on for learning and fun. On many of them I am working on them by myself. Out of all of the todos I have for them I work on them one at a time. Even though most of them aren't dependent on each other, I don't typically work on multiple at once, switching between what I am building on that project. I will work on one until completion and then work on the next.
These projects are things like Gatsby sites or React apps that have a development server I can run locally on my machine to see my changes working with the current code.
One example is my personal website. It is a Gatsby site that isn't overly complex, in my opinion. I can run the development server locally to see how things look with my new code and push the changes to the master branch which triggers a new build on Netlify. If there is an issue with the deploy I can roll back the commit and try again. I should note that this is held in a private repo and I won't have people coming across the project and possibly submitting pull requests.
What do you think of this workflow? How do you do it when working on projects by yourself? I know it doesn't practice the branching and pull request mechanics for working on a project with other people, but it seems to work for me on my solo projects. Are there benefits to creating branches and working in them on solo projects I'm not seeing?