There was a time when it felt like everyone was starting a blog. A virtually infinite sea of voices shouting into the ether; each individual too focused on what they had to say to notice that nobody was listening. There are a lot of reasons not to start a blog, but I think I’m going to do it anyway and here are my counterpoints to the doubting voices that tell me not to:
1. Nobody is going to read it anyway
Okay, yeah, so I don’t care about that one too much. In many ways, I’m writing this for my own benefit. It will help me organize my thoughts on a subject and also to serve the dual purpose of reminding me of a solution when I find it. Oh, did I mention this was going to be a tech blog? Mostly about my life as a software developer. Writing down my learning will help me remember it in the future and give me a place to look it up if I don’t.
2. You don’t have anything to add
Given the multitude of voices out there, it’s almost impossible to have a unique thought or experience, but every so often it happens and when it does I hope that I can put it down in a cohesive way. If my thoughts are unoriginal, at least I can make them entertaining or reinforce the wisdom of others.
3. You’ll just abandon it like everyone else does
There is a good chance of that really, but maybe it will stick. And if it doesn’t, it will be a lasting (in internet years) piece of evidence that I am just as half-arsed as everyone else. :)
So, in short, strap in for a possibly short, possibly meaningless ride that nobody else is going to take. Here we go!