Great article. I joined Twitter earlier this year, but I'm not very active. It's not that I don't want to contribute, more like I feel like I have nothing original to say.
I like the idea of learning in public. There will always be people who are learning, and what I learn today may be helpful for a bunch of people trying to learn the same thing.
I've felt similar about originality when thinking about writing tutorials. When I see a tutorial already exists, I decide not to write it over again. I don't want anyone to think I'm "stealing" their ideas or piggybacking, but the truth is that we need many versions of the same thing. Everyone has a different learning style. That means we need a lot of the same things written in slightly different ways. Perhaps some of the things you want to say aren't "original", but the way you say them is!
You're right on point about that last part. I also wrote a post about learning out loud if you'd like to take a look at it. :)
Thanks Ahslee, that's great to hear. I should definitely try to put myself out there a little more :)
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