Random thoughs about software development

OK, let’s start!

I’ve been planning to start my tech blog for couple of years. Always finding a convenient excuse not to do it. Couple of them:

  • I don’t have time
  • I don’t have anything valuable to share
  • I don’t know where to start
  • I don’t know what to write about
  • I don’t like Wordpress and I don’t want to use it
  • I don’t know how to engage readers
  • I want to blog in English but I’m not fluent enough
  • many, many, many more

Why is this time different?

Couple of things have changed recently.

Firstly - I got sick of my excuses.

Sure - I’m still not confident enough in my English capabilities, but hey, they are going to bet better along the way.

Sure - I have exactly 0 experience in creating online content, but there is no other way to acquire those skills than actually start doing them.

Sure - I’m a busy guy, but if I’m honest, if I stopped wasting time on FB, YT or any other time-wasters, I would be able to write at least one post per day.

I don’t HAVE TO use Wordpress - I’m running this blog in Jekyll, which is cool.

Secondly - I realized that time, which is our the most valuable asset, is actually not unlimited.

I realized that if I don’t stop putting my goals off I might not have time to achieve them. And this really scared the shit out of me.

Thirdly - now I’m confident that I have something valuable to share.

I’ve got couple years of industry experience, I’ve seen projects succeed, I’ve seen projects failed, I’ve worked in good companies, I’ve worked in bad ones, I’ve used great technologies and crappy ones. All learned the hard way.

I’ve got to the point where I feel the internal urge the share my knowledge and experience with others and to contribute to the community I got so much from in the past.

Lastly - I needed final stimulus to get down to things and start acting.

And I got one. This incentive was “Daj sie poznać” contest organized by Maciej Aniserowicz, owner of the awesome blog. I committed to writing 2 technical posts per week for 12 weeks and working on open source project. It sounds to cool to pass up that opportunity.

So, this is my Hello World! post, there will be more so stay tuned!

Written on March 4, 2017