Blogging Retrospective

Posted on August 01, 2014

damnit work damnit

Keeping up with blogging is tough.

I’ve decided to move away from WordPress to a static site generator (more about that in another post) and I was going to just scrap all my old content. I read through some old posts and felt kind of embarassed.

Reading through posts like You Can Go Through the Orange Portal Too, I was thinking “did I really try to relate solving Portal puzzles to understanding a simple cross domain issue?” Lame.

Also, it’s posts like these that really highlighted how little I knew about being a developer. That’s what was so embarassing and why I felt like deleting all my old stuff. I didn’t want there to be a record of how much of a noob I was. But then again, this blog can be a record of how I grow as a developer, as much as it is a record of how little I knew.

Yeah, let’s go with that.

I think it’s time for me to get over my fear of what other developers think of my work. I once admitted in an interview that since I’m a self taught developer (with an arts degree no less), I feel I have to work harder to compete with those who have actual CS or Engineering degrees, like I have something to prove.

Which is bullshit.

I’ve read a lot about senior developers getting where they are without any “formal education”. I always found those posts inspiring, but for some reason I couldn’t see myself in the same position. I don’t know what it is. But for what it’s worth, I’ve decided not to drop any of my content no matter how embarassing they may be (and I’m sure I’ve got some pretty embarassing crap floating around the internet).

Next up: Why I decided to move to a static site generator.