The start of something new is difficult. It is always easier to stay where you are than to move forward.
Why this blog?
The goal of my blog is not just to ramble on about random things that cross my mind, but to organize and structure ideas in a way that not only I benefit from them, but also that others can get value out of my content. If that isn’t the case, I might as well be keeping a diary instead.
I intend to write about the various topics and fields (education, web, translation & localisation, intercultural experiences) in which I have studied or have working experience in. I am at a point in my career and my life that I feel comfortable and confident about sharing my experiences and views, and that they can provide entertainment or value to readers. This not only may help others forward, but community feedback on the blog will allow me to hone my skills and move forward as well.
Let me be clear: it is not about bragging about my skills to get potential employers to notice me. It is about sharing what I know to help others, solve problems and provide unique content that is not already out there. But if it does end up help me get noticed by potential employers or clients, it probably means I have done a good job.
As said in the introduction, all begin is hard. The fear of the blank (or grey in my case) page can be daunting. That’s why I planned out a publishing schedule and brainstormed about topics in advance. But I think the most important thing is just to start publishing, cause that’s the only way to create a rhythm and get better. Looking back in a few years this well may have been the worst blog post ever…
The coming months I will mostly be writing about the creation of this blog as I go along and expand it into a full-blown portfolio website. In future posts I will also go more in depth about why I think creating and maintaining a blog can benefit you (especially (front-end) developers and web designers) and set you apart from others in your field. But let’s just see how it turns out for me first ..
I wish you happy reading and do not hesitate to leave a comment to let me know what you think!