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I feel like you described the inside of my head. I eventually learned to let go of my striving for perfection at work because there are deadlines and other obstacles, but when writing personal blog posts I still struggle with it. I guess I will have to revisit your post before I write another of my posts :).
For the language side of things, being a non-native English speaker too, what gives me a peace of mind before publishing a post is running it through a grammar checker. There are some free options out there.
PS. I absolutely love the cover for this post!
Thank you so much for this feedback! Words like that really help to keep up the motivation for writing :)
Great article. I find myself stuck in the cycle of writing code then refactoring because I think the code isn't good enough. I sometimes spend way too much time doing that when really the code is fine.
As far as English being your second language, don't let that hold you back. I think most people can put together a message pretty well (consider people getting drunk texts? 😂). That's also one of the great things about programming. It doesn't matter what language you speak because code is universal (obviously C# is different from JS, C++, etc but you get the point).
Thanks for contributing!
Thanks for your feedback :)
Yes, I also learned that it can often be applied for coding as well as for writing blog posts!
Yes! Great post. As Voltaire said: "Perfect is the enemy of good"
I remember David Heinemeier Hansson, the creator of Ruby on Rails, saying that unless you code for peacemakers or self-driving cars, being good enough is just fine.
It doesn't mean that we don't strive for better every time, but chasing perfection will all drive us crazy.
Your article led me to write my first ever dev.to post. Thanks :)
Wow, this is really motivating for me, too! :)
Robert, This is awesome. 😊😊
Thank you Fred :)
Perfect, thanks! ;)
Haha, thanks :)
Great Article... 😍😍😍😍😍
Thank you Alan :)
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