Sup World?

Ever since I listened to Alexander Kallaway’s episode on the @CodeNewbies Podcast, I’ve been hooked. I love Saron’s (CN founder) energy! She’s positive, pragmatic, and has a soothing voice (requisite for a podcast! 😉). I’ve tried a few programming podcasts, but these are next level!

Something really resonated with me in Episode 2 with Brian Douglasnot being afraid to publish my blog posts!

I wrote my first blog post on accident when I started the #100DaysOfCode Challenge (100 days of coding & logging progress on GitHub & Twitter). One day, my “thoughts” grew into an essay riffing on Modulo.

So where is that first post!? Well, I began to ask many of the things Saron brings up in the podcast:

  1. Is it interesting?
  2. Is it wrong?
  3. Is it ready?

I blew up a simple post into “MY FIRST BLOG POST!!!”, a daunting task.


I just finished writing Blog #3 when the podcast (from this morning) clicked: “Blog #3 is short and sweet, why not just ‘ship it’!?”

Excited, I opened a blank page and this post just flowed out of me. From now on I’ll publish within a few hours, put it behind me, and return to my studies.

Blogging imperfectly > not blogging at all. I blog for myself as a teaching exercise, this isn’t the front page of the New York Times…just have fun with it!

I’ll continue to post whenever I’m inspired and encourage you to do the same. Let’s make this a habit so we can reflect, (b)log, and possibly impress an employer and get a badass developer job!

Cheers,
J