Hello world! I have been attending Hashnode Bootcamp III and I have more confidence and reasons to keep blogging.
I blog because ...
1. Community Motivation.
because I'd love to give back to the community.
I had always wanted to write a blog ever since I started writing code, but it was hard for me to start initially. But since I prefer written tutorials to video ones, I came to learn of many great writers who share great content with the community for free.
What better reason to write technical blogs other than the love for the community 😍😍😍, I'd love to thank many writers for their content and motivation and constituency in their blogs, just to mention but a few: Edidiong Asikpo, Catalin's Tech, Ayushi Rawat, Marko Denic and most importantly me Chris Achinga.
2. Documenting My Journey
because I'd love to remember how I got to where I am
A picture is worth a thousand words they say, I say a blog is worth a thousand memories and happiness. Once I hit a major stepping stone in my career, I have no better way than to write about it and share it with others, some may need that more than I do.
For example, after deciding that I'll have React Native as one of my stacks, I wrote What Is React Native, Building With React Native, and then How I made my first website using an API 😎 because I was really struggling with APIs back then.
3. Explaining My Projects
because I love explaining to people what I actually do
I am not the creativity-type of person, I kind of love improving what is in existence, so when I build anything that helps me in any way, I definitely have to document the moments 😁😁😁.
For example, since I use React frequently and the setting up process is always repetitive and boring 😩😩 at some point, I made me several starter templates, and wrote about one of them here: Creating a React & Bootstrap Template.
This is me telling you I am a developer without telling you I am a developer!! (hope it makes sense 🤓🤓).
4. Teach.ing My Friends
because to teach is to learn twice, also good to share knowledge
I enjoy sharing the little I know with my friends and peers. Because talking is cheap, how about I make some notes, write an article and publish it on Hashnode, that way, you can always refer to it anytime and or anywhere. I call it Cloud Learning 😎😎😎😎
5. My Blog is My Resume
because it shows other than tell
Marketing and branding oneself as a self-taught developer is one hell 😬😬 of a task here in my country where many people believe in academic papers, sad right 😭😭😭.
I believe showing a person what I do makes more impact than telling, and especially for the non-technical, who may or may not have heard of GitHub and how important it is to me/us, a blog might as well work for them.
I seriously don't have the 5 reasons only, they are a lot, and writing all of them would make this article longer and bore (it's not even technical right ... 😂😂😂). You can get me on Twitter or LinkedIn for a friendly professional chat.
May The Forth Be With You 🖖🖖🖖🖖