Somebody: “Hey, look over there. It’s a blog.”
Somebody (maybe somebody else): “A developer blog!”
Everybody (again): “Wooowwwww!”
Notwithstanding the widespread, public fanfare that accompanies the debut of a developer blog, it’s my first day and I really don’t know what I’m doing here. So to get started I went to the font of blogging wisdom, Scott Hanselman, and found “Your Blog is the Engine of Community” which made me feel like:
Then I found “Personal Branding for Software Developers” and it made me feel a little like:
Building my personal brand? Maybe. I did make a sweet logo in Paint.NET and brought in some snazzy web fonts. Incidentally, Google Fonts is a great way to waste several hours. Let’s stick with the hippy-dippy, free-love blogging advertized by Mr. Hanselman.
My goals for this blog are these:
- Be helpful. While I want this blog to be a container for my passion for software development, I also want what I put out there to be useful to somebody (maybe even somebodies). If I can solve a problem, that means another developer doesn’t have to. Everybody wins and it’s good karma.
- Get better. I know some things, but I don’t know a lot of things. Aside from the personal and technical growth that will come from the process of preparing my words and bits for all to see, I love collaborating with and learning from people who know more than I do.
- Avoid TL;DR. No matter how interesting a post is, it’s frustrating to read for 10 minutes, only to realize you still have a ways to go. I’ll try to blow your mind, but keep it quick.
I hope you read and enjoy what is to come and I encourage your feedback!
Thanks to Ryan Niemeyer for the help in getting this set up.
A Little About Me
I’m also lucky to be a husband and father to two special ladies and one furry one.