Why I Started a Blog
“Become a documentarian of what you do.”-Austin Kleon
Austin Kleon has a strong influence on me by his book Show Your Work. Things that he said in his book that hits me hard are:
“Imagine if your next boss didn’t have to read your resume because he already reads your blog”,
“Sounds a little extreme, but in this day and age, if your work isn’t online, it doesn’t exist”,
“Build a good name. Keep your name clean. Don’t make compromises. Don’t worry about making a bunch of money or being successful. Be concerned with doing good work. . .and if you can build a good name, eventually that name will be its own currency.”
“Don’t think of your website as a self-promotion machine, think of it as a self-invention machine. Online, you can become the person you really want to be. Fill your website with your work and your ideas and the stuff you care about.”
Sounds cool right?
I Love to Share What I’ve Learned
Every year, I’m trying to learn things as many as I can. I want to be wiser than the previous year. And with that, sharing what I’ve learned helps me to learn more about myself.
I Write Because I Need to Read It
Learning something and store it in my mind is sometimes not enough. I need to write it to make a visual representation of the things that I’ve experience, learned and the things that I’ve failed to do.
I know I need to read it one way or another to remind myself what went wrong and how I can cope up with the challenges I already faced before. Documenting my experience will prevent me to do the same mistakes I did and push forward.
I Want To Inspire and Teach
Somehow, I think it is super cool if someone changes his life for the better by reading the things I blog about online. Well, as you know, I build websites and apps for a living and I want to be an inspiration especially for those people who want to start their career in Web Development.
Documenting what I’ve learned and experienced in almost a decade working in the Web Development industry is I think will be a big help for those developers who want to avoid the same mistakes that I did.
Documenting My Every Success
Well, almost all the people I know want to be successful in their own way. And I’m one of them. It’s great seeing the progress of my success from where I start to what I have become today and the things I will achieve moving forward.
It’s okay if I don’t gain followers or readers. My main goal is to document for myself because I know I need to read all of my blogs one way or another. Until then, I will keep writing.
And That’s it!
For those people who already showed interest and following my every blog post and content, I would like to say THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart. You guys keep me inspired to write and to make better content. Please stay safe. Cheers!