Its 11pm and I have finally set up my blog. Its not a new experience. I have set up blogs before and I have cetainly tried my hand at maintaining a content flow. The problem for me has always been trying to force it, over-thinking what I should write about or over-editing what content I do come up with. This is only amplified when looking into the eyes of an empty blog and wondering "what do I put on here first?"
I am sure its a preverbal dilemma. Everything is in place to and ready to go, you just need to get started. In physics its called Static Friction, the force to overcome in order for a static object to start moving. Here, however there are no calculations or fancy formulas to what to scribe on the page.
Then I began thinking. Why do I even want to blog? I know its something a lot of people do and last I checked I was at least 50% human. I also am a firm believer in the web and freely sharing knowledge with those willing to learn. It seems like a blog is the perfect outlet for such activities. But the reasons run deeper than that, and I would like to start the sharing with some thoughts.
A year and a half ago I help found Modulus. Even though it is honestly not that long ago in the scope of a lifetime, I was very different in some ways. It certainly accelerated my skills in web development way beyond a typical software job. I began understanding how to network with people. Of course I also found out business development is not the sort of development I am good at.
What a lot of people miss is the realization to just try. You would think with all the movies with the "you can do anything you put your mind to" message it would be more obvious...I guess not. All you have to do is figure out what you want to do and try it. That is the core concept I learned from my experience so far. Don't play it safe all the time and don't worry about failure or rejection.
This brings us back to the original question: why blog? I want to blog as an outlet. Something others might find useful or entertaining. A break from various work and frustrations of life. Most of all its something I want to challenge myself to try and build.
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