Hello everyone! After a long time I’ve decided to do something about my personal domain. It was hanging out there, neglected, for a long time. Maybe to mention this: it was 2012 when I registered the domain. I’ve decided to relaunch my personal blog.
Originally, I found it cool back then to have a domain with my name. DOT COM! And in the beginning that was more or less the only reason why I spin up some ugly one pager with contact information. There was attempt of humour in it, but that’s so 2012. Soon after, I spin up a blog on a subdomain and started writing about things I could write as a junior Java developer. My target audience was obviously developers with similar or lower level of knowledge. I wrote about simple topics. Despite being simple, some of them were often referenced later (when new colleagues arrived) in my company.
Check Bruno’s post on “how to configure spring with hibernate from scratch”, there’s a complete step by step process. Go, go!Some senior developer who didn’t have time to explain things to newbies
It’s always been a pleasure to me to share my knowledge or experience with anyone, however small it may be on some topics. I remember one feedback from a friend abroad, who didn’t even know I’m writing a blog. One of the articles helped his colleague and he recognised my name. That was really exciting moment for him. And I was like – who is even reading that shit. But I’ve stopped with that blog, not really sure about the reason.
And now I’m starting all over again. Even with different blog topic, the purpose remained the same. I guess I like to write things that may be helpful to someone out there.
Back in a times I was writing about my journey as a junior developer. Experiences, obstacles, tools that helped me. Today, 8 years later, it’s a bit different topics that I’ll cover here. I’m working on my own product and I would like to share my thoughts on the same – experiences, obstacles and tools that helped me. Just to be clear, I’ve just started with my own product, in between I’ve worked as a regular developer.
So, what is the goal of the relaunching a personal blog? Well, recently I’ve started working on my own idea and since it’s my first serious side project, I’m still learning a lot. It’s powered by codecentric Innovation Platform. But the whole process changed totally how I look at launching new ideas. I want to capture that somewhere.
While purpose is something broader, influenced by values and set of beliefs one holds, or maybe even more abstract thing, a goal is more oriented towards specific things we want to achieve. States we want to be in.
One of the things I’ve already learned is that you really need to build a space where you can say “Hey, look at my new product”.
It’s not enough just to build something and wait for people to come and try it. No matter how cool something may be, we’re just drops in the ocean. So, if you are building your product you can’t just fire-n-forget, you need to talk about it, and talk about it a lot, and repeat talking about it. You need to get attention. To be accountable. To provide content that will generate traffic to your product. And you need to do it constantly.
So, follow along if you want to read how it goes with converting from a developer into an entrepreneur mode. I’ll try to be as transparent as possible. If I could help you avoid a single mistake I did, that would be more that enough for me.
I have a personal goal: To be able to ship new ideas in no time. And I’ll write about that journey. Expect my personal thoughts, recommendations and experience. I’ll write about any side project that I’m working on in one way or another. Some of the posts will be about products/ideas itself.
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