So why do I want to get myself out there? You know, here on the internet.
I’ll keep it short, because most likely very few people will read it anyway, also I saw this tweet the other day
And more importantly, this response by swyx
The point is, an introductory post explaining in detail why I want to start this blog is not that important.
Just getting started and writing (good) posts consistently is more important.
So, real short, I want to start this blog to
I just have the urge to write. I'll simply write down what I know. Writing reveals vague thinking and forces you to think clearly. So even if no one will read it, just the process of thinking about it and writing it down will be valuable to me.
Incidentally, teach what I know.
Have my own playground for new tech.
Maybe have an outlet for various creative projects.
And I have really been enjoying reading personal blogs for the last year or so.
It’s wonderful to find blogposts that make you go “I didn’t realise I could do that or approach it like that” or the reverse,
which is more painful but just as valuable ”I never realised I shouldn’t do that”.
I’ve learned a lot of good stuff from blogs and became a better developer because strangers decided to write posts (usually) in their spare time.
I’m thankful for that. I've a lurked for too long and I'd like to contribute in this way as well, let's see how it goes.
On top of all that I've had two domain names for this purpose for over a year, it was time.
The blog will be the place for more polished posts.
To prevent the classic overengineered dev blog with 3 dated blog post collecting dust, I have prepopulated it with 4 posts!
But I really plan to be consistent and write regularly.
'Notes' will be the place for unpolished writing.
I've been compiling and writing info on mostly React & TypeScript for myself for a while.
I reckon with a little formatting and cleanup some of these will be useful to others.
So I intend to publish them unpolished and tend to and grow them of those notes, digital garden style.
Some notes might be polished and promoted to a blog post.