I have never written a blog, published in a journal, not even tweeted on any platform ever. My longest and only experience in content writing are the long git commit messages/ code reviews and a lot of emails that I write to my team and people I collaborate with for work. I am reticent on sharing my thoughts on web, and believe me I had no FOMO.
So why start now? Sudden FOMO?
Maybe or maybe not but these are my reasons -
1. Relate to my users
Reviewing a feature from a technical and product/business perpspective is very different compared to actually being a user. I know everyone knows that, but this is where I start pracitising that.
“If you are not embarrassed by the first version of your product, you’ve launched too late.”
– Reid Garrett Hoffman
2. Share my experiences
One thing that kept me from already doing this was that there is already so much amazing literature available on the web, how can I add value. Its hard to admit how wrong I was, I wanted to enter the pitch if only I guarantee to hit a home run.
“If you think you are too small to be effective, you have never been in bed with a mosquito.” ― Betty Reese
3. Make mistakes
If I don't share my thoughts how can someone correct me. I've got feedbacks only from the people that I've directly with, and that won't take me places. I need more people to thrash my thoughts.
“Experience is a master teacher, even when it’s not our own.” - Gina Greenlee
4. Be more involved in the community
I always admire the people at stack overflow, medium, twitter, quora who put so much efforts to help answer the questions that otherwise would take a lot of time to figure. The fact that I can google anything and find my answers is the most powerful asset these communities have created on the internet. If I can contribute there, nothing like it.
“Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.” – Benjamin Franklin
My boss once said, good content always wins over good presentation. In this case both are terrible but I will try to make more helpful posts in the future.