Great thoughts! I agree we need more blogs from new contributors. In general, I don't think coders talk enough about the non-programming aspects of this industry...which is why I love this site!
I actually started blogging my way through my entry into the industry altogether. Years later, that became "A Field Guide to Common Nerds," a talk I've been privileged to share at colleges around the area for the past four years. (See my blog for more info about that).
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