I must admit I'm a little bit nervous. Even though I have about 10 years in Communications behind me and been a native online since the mid-90s (yes I'm old) – this is really the first time I'm writing a personal blog post.
My passion for web development has always been there. I clearly remember the first time I save some HTML code in Notepad.exe and realized the connection to the webpage it created. That was the start of a journey of self-education in programming and web design.
Fast forward 25 years and I have a Master of Arts in Teaching, I am employed as a Communications Officer at the university in my hometown and trying to squeeze in as much of the web as possible into my 9-to-5.
As I've just finished my first major assignment as a Web Project Manager I find myself thinking a lot about the future of my career: What's missing? What should I keep? How do I want to work? With whom?
A feeling has been growing on me. It was a bit evasive at first but I think I've managed to put my finger on it:
I have all this hands-on knowledge, about programming, how the web works, what's good design, how to build a website, when to use/not use a SaaS etc.
But I'm not really making use of that in my career. And I'm not sure anyone else really know this about me.
If that sounds a bit strange, yes it probably is. But to me, it also sounds a lot like me 🤷🏻
So, here is my plan:
- More code: Update my programming skills and knowledge of (modern) front-end technologies.
- More social: Tell others about my journey and share my work/passion/thoughts with others.
With this as my guiding stars, I hope to rediscover my passion for web development. And doing it in a different, more personal, way this time. Click Follow to tag along on the journey!
This text is crossposted from my blog at psu.se