The one with my blogging journey

Allow us to begin with a little bit of background to offer some context.



Chapter 1 – The one the place a random man faraway consuming bat soup affected me!

I’m a full-stack developer with 3 years of expertise. I’ve all the time wished to share my ideas and contribute to the tech neighborhood which has helped me all through my journey, however I all the time had some cause to again out. I even purchased this area (sanjaybabu.dev) again in 2020. However as we’re all conscious one thing huge occurred in 2020 which disrupted your entire world like by no means earlier than. I used to be lucky sufficient to outlive the pandemic with comparatively minimal results, but it surely nonetheless made sufficient alterations in my life to droop this.



Chapter 2 – The one the place I attempted to eat a burger with a spoon!

In 2021, when life began to return to a semblance of normalcy, I began writing, however selected the improper platform for doing it – Twitter and stopped writing inside every week.



Why do I really feel uncomfortable writing tech articles on Twitter?

  • Very brief character restrict. It is not practically sufficient to elucidate any tech matters. No offense to tons of threads on the market with some actually high-quality content material. However personally, I did not like studying threads and hated writing them much more.
  • Inserting photographs for code snippets. It was cumbersome for me, the author, and a worse expertise for the reader since they can’t copy the code from the picture.

However to be truthful, these should not twitter’s shortcomings. Twitter was not made for this. It was like attempting to eat a burger with a spoon. It’s doable, but it surely’s simply not the proper means!



Chapter 3 – The one the place I attempted to fly with out even standing up first!

A couple of weeks after giving up on being a Twitter blogger, I used to be working with react for a aspect mission of mine and located that I used to be not comfy with lots of javascript. So I made a decision to brush up on my javascript and study the superior ideas!

That is after I thought “Why not write a weblog about what I’m studying?” Regarded like an excellent concept then. I may study in addition to write about it. It was like killing 2 birds with a single stone! Properly to be truthful, I did kill 2 birds with a single stone. Simply not the best way I anticipated. I ended each studying and running a blog. I attempted to put in writing a extremely spectacular in-depth weblog about every subject in JS like JS Engine, Hoisting, Closures, and many others. Being in a barely demanding full-time job, I acquired overwhelmed by studying after which documenting it and ended up doing nothing. It was like attempting to fly earlier than even studying to face up first!



Chapter 4 – The one the place I acquired on the proper path

Now, I used to be positive about a couple of issues this time as a consequence of my previous studying experiences(failures!)

  • Platform – Publish within the private weblog(Powered by Hashnode) and cross-post it in Dev Group. No extra Twitter shenanigans. Simply tweet the hyperlink to the weblog if doable.

  • Content material – Ought to be brief. Even when it is a small subject, some easy, helpful byte-sized data.

So transferring on, At some point I used to be having an off-the-cuff chat with my good friend and he was sharing his latest interview expertise and that is after I thought in regards to the subsequent concept for writing once more. Writing each day about one atomic idea in java, javascript, or React which can be requested in an interview. It was an ideal match for me and inside 2 days of pondering of this concept, I revealed my first ever weblog submit(excluding Twitter) on my private weblog(weblog.sanjaybabu.dev) and in DEV.to!

I began a collection known as 100 days of Interview Questions. This was a far far higher success than all of my earlier experiments. I’ve thus far revealed each day for 10 consecutive days on this collection! I do know this can be a small pattern dimension, however nonetheless, writing had many surprising optimistic knock-on results too.

  • I began waking up early and my eternally damaged sleep cycle was lastly fastened.
  • I acquired into “The stream state” which helped me at work too. I used to be now extra centered than ever.
  • I acquired a couple of good concepts for aspect tasks.
  • When updating my bio in style-tricks.com & Hashnode, it requested me for different social media profiles. So I revamped my LinkedIn profile, Twitter profile, and Github profile which I used to be planning for a very long time.

This was good. Nearly! However…, sure! In fact, there’s nonetheless a ‘however’. After about 7 or 8 days, I started to appreciate the error on this chapter too! Are you able to guess what it’s?

“The 100 days” half!

I realized one other exhausting lesson that we must always not put any strain like X days, particularly if you end up simply beginning out. Now I’m excited to work on the above-said aspect mission concepts. I used to be attempting to take part in ongoing writing contests in each style-tricks.com & hashnode. However first I needed to write this collection as a result of I dedicated to 100 days. So I’ve determined 100 days half shouldn’t be gonna be 100 consecutive days, simply 100 posts and taking some breaks in between. Which might have been so easy if I had not talked about the X days.

The 100 days of Interview Questions collection is probably not an ideal success. However simply few weeks in the past, I could not even think about a submit like this with none preset content material and writing from my coronary heart as an alternative! So it did get me on the proper path and I’ll all the time be glad about that!



Closing ideas

Final however not the least, the style-tricks.com neighborhood. The response(or lack of any) in hashnode was abysmal. Possibly it had one thing to do with publishing underneath a customized area as an alternative of hashnode.

Nonetheless, style-tricks.com neighborhood actually carried me and made positive I do not cease. Even a couple of likes or a few bookmarks or feedback go a good distance in motivating the brand new writers. The thought that even 1 fellow developer discovered my writing ok to work together with it actually makes my day!

So if anybody is studying this piece, go forward and share your running a blog journey within the feedback! I all the time love to listen to the origin tales!

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