Blogging is frustratingly and pointlessly difficult. That’s how I feel about it. Mostly because I don’t have anything to say. Or I think I don’t have anything to say. And it makes me kind of sad.

But I do have something to say. I am a normal human being, and like any other normal human being, I have opinions that aren’t really interesting, yet still have to be forced upon others. And now you’re reading my blog.

so why even start a blog?

I think Jeff Atwood (the author of the famous blog Coding Horror) has a great way of putting it into words:

Mostly for selfish reasons. I needed a way to keep track of software development over time – whatever I am thinking about or working on. I research things I find interesting, then document my research with a public blog post, which I can easily find and refer to later. Hopefully other people will find these posts helpful, relevant, or interesting. (source)

I have a somewhat similar reason for putting this up. But I also wanted to do a bit of classic web development, since it has been some time from the last time I had to do it. But this time I want to keep the whole site as simple as possible.

the real reason why people blog

Self marketing.

I’m not trying to say it’s a bad thing. I’m just saying as it is. Obviously there might be some exceptions, but most of the sites I’ve seen have had a bit of a marketing feel to them. Even if authored by one person only.

Hell, if I am completely honest, this blog is about self marketing as well. The silly thing is, I feel like I have to do it in order to stay afloat in today’s tech industry. Tech blogs are multiplying exponentially and most of them, just like this one, is just to put your name out there.

Maybe I could one day be featured in Hacker News or Reddit too, I would embrace the mocks and ridicules. - Me

But hopefully this blog will turn into something better than just me flaunting my awesome (lack of) talent.

disclaimer

This post is a placeholder post I use to develop and test the site layout. There’s a 50/50 chance everything I’ve written here is true.