Reasons to Write πŸ“

2nd February 2020 Β· 1 minutes to read

[ productivity  career  writing  ]



Note: This first blog post is a reminder to myself as to why I have decided to write a blog. I hope it’s helpful to other people here also!

I have been meaning to start writing a blog for some time and finally this is the first post! My SMART goal is to publish a post every other week. My reasons to write are:

πŸ‘ΆπŸ» For my past self: To share things that I have learnt with the developer community, especially when I tried to find an article to help me and didn’t find exactly what I needed.

πŸ‘©πŸ»β€πŸ’» For my present self: If you cannot explain something, you do not understand. Although it’s uncertain who actually said this this quote definitely resonates. I learn better when actively taking notes and trying to explain things rather than simply reading. I hope that by explaining to others, I also benefit myself indirectly.

πŸ‘΅πŸ» For my future self: As developers we are constantly learning, and only a finite amount of information can actually fit into a single brain. I want to write so that my future self can refer back to what I have written and easily relearn what I had learnt in the past.

I’ve made a conscious effort here to have the goals focus on myself and what I can control (known as process goals), rather than who or how many people read my posts or other β€œsuccess” factors, because even if no one reads what I write, the writing itself is worth it.

If you’re interested in even more motivational words, I was super inspired by:




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