Why Am I Starting A Blog

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Why Am I Starting A Blog

TL;DR

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I will write technical notes to keep track of my work.

I just wrote about my enthusiasm to begin, so you don't have to go through it. But if you want, you're welcome to read it πŸ˜‰

Starting Point

One of my teachers in programming school assigned Medium posts as homework to someone who had failed to submit their programming assignment. Of course, I did not get that assignment. That is why I have not written any posts until now. πŸ™ˆ

After completing my programming course, a lot of people suggested that I should start writing. However, I hesitated because

  • I am not good at writing πŸ™…β€β™€οΈ

  • I did not want to spend time writing ⏳ (unsure if the benefits would outweigh the time invested)

  • I thought that no one read my blog because my level of knowledge was insufficient πŸ₯Ί

Moreover, there were other reasons, but most of them stemmed from my low self-esteem.

I must admit that some things have remained the same 🫠, but some have changed.

The Changes

The biggest change is that I started working as a front-end developer for several companies. πŸš€ Collaborating with other developers and reviewing their code helped me to learn more. Additionally, working on released products and hearing customers' feedback made me realize that I cannot compromise my skills. πŸ‘»

Problem-solving

Whenever I find problems while working on tasks, I usually search for solutions by Googling and often end up on Stack Overflow or someone's blog. However, as my skill improves, problems become more difficult, and the more difficult they become, the harder it is to find a solution.

Then I need to look deeper. Check the library documents, changes, issues, etc...

As I could not find it easily, I thought it would be helpful to post about the problem I faced and how I solved it. (Since gaining experience, I have also gained a bit of self-esteem, and my thinking has changed 😎)

Improve My Reputation

Initially, my main focus was to improve my coding skills, and I did not pay much attention to improving my reputation. Now, I have been working for companies for a while, my priorities have shifted. I have more time to reflect on what I want to achieve in my career.

All the work I have done so far has been private. Therefore, I need to showcase my expertise, knowledge, and problem-solving skills somehow... πŸ€”

I am not a social media person. I created an X (Twitter) account, I rarely use it. LinkedIn has turned into a platform for recruiters' spam (IMOπŸ€ͺ). So I do not expect much from myself. But I think I can do it as long as make it simple (like make a note πŸ“ for what I researched).

Bonus 😁

As English is my second language, the rapid growth of AI has been a big help. It has certainly lowered the bar for writing. πŸ˜‡

Wrap Up

Now that I have more experience, I have more time to think about what I want to do next. As a start, I would like to make some technical notes.

Oh, by the way, this is my first post and I have been spending a day writing this 3 mins read post. πŸ˜‚ If I keep doing this, I won't be able to continue writing.

So my blog will be

  • as simple as possible ☝️

  • about one problem/technique⚑️per post

  • take it easy πŸ¦… do it when I can

I would be happy if you could leave any advice or comments.
Thank you for reading this far πŸ˜ƒ

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