Hello, World!

October 8, 2017 | Thoughts

Oh wow! I’ve actually managed to find someone to read this. First off. let me thank you for taking time to check out my site. I’ve debated endlessly on the necessity for me to add my two cents to an already abundance of web development articles online. I’ve questioned whether I even had a voice to offer an opinion or guidance. However, I’m doing this more for myself. Should someone stumble upon one of my Notes and find even a nugget of value, then that’s a bonus.


What’s your goal with “Notes”?

I guess I want Notes to be a repository of things I’ve learned. Then, maybe sprinkle in a tip or trick I’ve picked up along the way. Ultimately I’ll probably use it to look back at to refresh my memory. Remember, this is more for me. Ever have those moments where you’re writing something and the spelling just looks off, but it’s right? Well, sometimes I have that but with web development. Thankfully, I’ve gotten to the point where – at a glance – things will pop back into memory. It took awhile to get there. I’m not afraid to admit that sometimes I forget how to write a for loop.

Why should I read what you have to say?

That’s a damn good question. To be honest, I’m not sure. I’m not some coding God. I struggle with this stuff all the time. I’m not going to write about something someone else couldn’t explain way better. But I won’t let that stop me from trying. I absolutely love what I do and that keeps me going. I’ve found that my desire to become proficient enough at development, to charge real monies has only grown my persistence. When faced with a challenge I see it through no matter what. I hate not knowing something. While that doesn’t make me an authority on anything I’ll be writing about, I hope that does mean that you can trust I’ll be guiding you down the right path.

What will you be writing about?

I will be writing about the technologies, frameworks, and systems I use regularly. I’ll also attempt to write about things I attempt to cram into this already crowded brain. The thing I love about development is the same thing I hate about development. Learning new things is awesome. Having to learn new things so quickly can be tiresome. As soon as you feel you’re getting the hang of a new thing, you look up and the entire community has moved on to the new shiny thing. When I first started out my ability to learn was stifled by this shiny object syndrome. If you’re looking for something on trending topics, I’m probably not your guy. I’ll be sticking with topics relating to  HTML, CSS, WordPress, JavaScript, Node, and Vue.

If you wait until you’re “ready” and “an expert”, you waited too long and missed out on the most important part

In Conclusion

I hope you find your way back. I really want to deep dive into topics I find interesting. Should I get comfortable regurgitating the stuff I feel I understand, I would love to start teaching others. The deeper I get into my journey as a developer, the more I understand the importance of helping others. I wouldn’t be here without the help and support from other developers (whether directly or indirectly). It’s an amazing community to be a part of and I’m tired of waiting until I’m “ready” to give back.