Yes, you heard me right I got a job as a content creator! 15 years self-employed and someone finally made me an offer I couldn't refuse!
I will write a more in depth article in the future, but for now here is a quick summary:
3 weeks ago I wasn't even looking for a job, but a friend of mine said there was an opportunity where they worked and asked if I was interested. If you hang around on Tech Twitter you may know them (and get a big hint as to where the job is!):
So Francesco, if you read this, thanks bud, massively appreciated ❤️
To be honest I only took the interview out of curiosity...but obviously I liked what the company in question had to say that much that...well I start there on the 14th March so I think you know what I thought (yes, they move that quickly, 4 weeks from hearing about the job to a start date)!
As you all know, I like to go over the top. (like way waaay over the top).
So I created a video announcement! (yes, I made a video, no I am not good at it!)
And yes it is that over the top it needs to come with a warning!
🚨 Additional warning: waaay over the top and dramatic...best enjoyed with sound on (OK, this one isn't a real warning!) 🚨
Wow, a face reveal too 🤯
So I have been hired as a technical writer / content creator.
But from discussions with Nimrod and Ido (two of the founders) during the interview process, it looks like I may be implementing processes and systems for a long term content strategy and helping to promote the great work that the team does there (among other things)!
As with any job, I will know more once I "get my feet under the table", I will be sure to keep you updated!
Yes I will, I actually enjoyed their interview process and want to share the bits that made me go from "I will hear them out" to "I want the job!" and ultimately signing the contract!
I am hoping as part of my writing I will get to share loads of insights into how the company operates, the team there, the culture and the long term vision for the company and share an inside look with you!
I have loads of other exciting things that I think will interest you (especially if you create content yourself) but I can't talk about them yet!
I will probably be a lot more selective about my personal writing here as I now have someone else's reputation to worry about, but I will just move that to my own blog and cross post introductions here if anything might not be "DEV friendly".
Other than that...more content. So if you already enjoy my writing I should be adding a load more content going forward!
This actually gives me more time to work on building Inclusivity Hub! It is a win-win!
Yet again, I will actually have more free time thanks to this new job, so that will mean that I can release my 4 series sooner and more frequently!
What sort of content would you like to see from daily.dev?
Have you even heard of them? (and if you haven't then go check them out, it is a great solution to the problem of keeping up to date in tech!)
What things would you like to see from a company dedicated to content curation, content creators and the developer community?
Are there any features that you want adding that I could casually slip into conversation there for you?
Would you like me to write about creating content and build an "ultimate guide to writing content professionally"?
Do you want to see beginner content, advanced content, technical content, a mix of it all?
Let me know what you want me to write about there in the comments and I will see what I can do!
Yup, a purely self promotional piece, but I was just too excited not to share the news with you all!
Have a great weekend!