Every couple years I try to start writing a blog and most times I fail miserably.
Some times it's because I want to share something in particular, some times it's about trying new things and having a playfield to try new ideas.
Anyway, here comes a new beginning, this time just with the purpose of reflecting some ideas about development, team work, and how to enjoy life as a developer.
Yeah it's 2021 and the new thing is having a newsletter or a YouTube channel.
Some people say writing daily is a good habit to develop. It helps focus and retention of ideas, and reflecting daily provides a way to see in perspective how much you're going forward.
I want to try that.
My plan is to write at least 52 posts this year, a minimum of once per week, with ideas I've found interesting or shower thoughts I need to put in order.
Taking Notes has been an obsession for me for the last year. I read a lot but I retain so little, I need to write down the core ideas I find the most interesting.
Taking notes, and grouping ideas, are a great way to form something to share.
The last year has been difficult for everyone, specially to find jobs. It also has been for me since the project I was working for had a massive downfall in sales.
As I was a freelancer, I suddenly had no income, and had a hard time finding new projects where I fit in.
Part of that difficulty was because I have no outlet and no projects to share with recruiters or founders. A blog is a good showcase about what I know, what are my ideas, and who am I in general.
I think job providers can find this useful, and I'm all about making people with interesting projects easy to know if I'm a good fit for their company.
A new design, typescript, next.js, tailwindcss…
I'll talk about the stack in another post since this Is not supposed to be a technical one, but what I had in Gatsby was a design crime and I wanted something simpler, more iterative, and good looking.
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