Starting a blog and contributing content back to the software engineering community has long been a goal of mine. I loosely embarked on this venture roughly a year ago, and, as you can see, I’ve made very little progress on actually producing any content for it.
This has two significant effects on my ability to produce content. For one, not writing blogs forms a negative feedback loop in my mind. I know my writing needs to improve, but without writing it doesn’t improve. Having bad writing makes me want to write less, and thus, a negative feedback loop is formed. Second, I maintain a list of topics I’d like to write about. As I’m not writing, that topic list grows longer, increasing the unease on my mind of writing; which of course makes me not want to write as well.
Today, a former intern at Digital Innovation Group (DIG) inspired through his writing. Please, check out his blog here: https://medium.com/@acparas. Every day he writes one thing he learned. Reading through these it quickly became obvious that this is something I need to take on as well. As of today, I’m going to start this practice for the next thirty days, to both improve my writing and get quick content out on my blog.
What I learned Today
Blogging is hard. Hopefully setting some regular content challenges for myself makes me better at it. Thanks Anton.