Hello! And welcome to my first blog post. I should probably start by telling you that this wasn’t originally intended to be the first blog post but I thought, dear Reader, that if you were going to be following me, you deserved the skinny on who I am, what I’m up to and what makes me think that anyone would be interested in reading what I have to say.
Who I am
I’m Elizabeth. I did a music degree, worked in France and Luxembourg for 4 years in a private bank, moved to London to become an actress nearly 5 years ago and decided in January this year that much as I love the acting, it’s not paying the bills and though I don’t regret having tried it, maybe it’s time to do something else.
What I’m up to
Why you might be interested in reading what I have to say
Well, first of all, I can’t guarantee that you will be! But truth be told, I’d never considered writing a technical blog before — I know so little about it, why would anyone give two figs for my opinion? However, a few days ago, I attended a Meetup organised by Women Hack for Non-Profits, a bunch of likely lasses who aid gals like me develop their skills while helping good causes. The theme of the night was blogging and they got top tech blogger Ben Nadel to send over a few tips, some of which really stood out for me.
If it tripped me up, confused me, or wasted my time, I think it’s worth documenting. This does a service to anyone that might try to Google for the same thing
I didn’t think I had anything to offer in the tech sphere at this point in my development and thought the people who *should* be writing tech blogs were seasoned pros with decades of experience. But this showed me that what I can offer is my perspective — launching into this from a standing start, other people in my position might have similar struggles so why not share what I learn?
And, sometimes embarrassingly, I am that person — Googling for the solution to a problem that I already solved 8 months ago. Talk about paying it forward to your future self!
So with the above in mind, I resolved to keep a blog and hope that I won’t embarrassingly give up after only 3 posts.
Now that introductions are over, it’s time to get cracking. First up….Learning to code — the relative merits of Codecademy and SoloLearn….