100 Days of Code: Day 49
100 Days of Code, Round 1
I am growing a little tired of the whole “good/bad/notes” structure that I’ve been using almost daily throughout this challenge. I’m thinking of changing things up a little bit as I am finding the there are more and more things intertwining or not being inherently good or bad.
This might not make any sense, but I don’t even see the struggles as being particularly “bad” anymore as I tend to learn much more from those things.
Today’s Coding Challenge | My Mind is a Wander-land
At least I am feeling much better today. I switched up my allergy medicine and it seems to be helping a lot more already. We’ll see how much of a difference it makes in the next few days or if it is just a coincidence that I am feeling better.
I’ve struggled to find my place in the blogging community over the past few years. There have been times when I felt like I was a part of it all, like during last year’s NaBloPoMo challenge. But there are also times when I am reminded that I don’t write about the things that most of my online blogger friends write about. I’m not a mommy blogger or a beauty blogger or a fashion blogger. I’m not good at makeup or fashion
or baking pies.
Actually, I’m not bad at baking pies, but that’s not what I do on a daily basis.
My whole life, I have felt like I am different from everyone else around me. I am weird. I am too old, too young, too much of a cynic, yet somehow overly sensitive and optimistic at times, and I often feel out of place in my surroundings. Despite my best efforts, I started to feel the same way about blogging. I was completely disconnected and felt like I wasn’t truly being heard.
So, when I first started my coding adventure, I was a bit hesitant to start blogging about it.
First off, I didn’t want to chase off the few people who have started following my blog because of the things I was typically writing about in the past. It was mostly lifestyle/entertainment/happiness-related, and I knew that this whole coding experience was going to be very different.
Secondly, time is our most precious, valuable resource. I didn’t want to waste it blogging every day if no one was ever going to read my posts or care. I had to think about what I wanted, what I hoped to achieve, by blogging. Popularity? Money? Respect?
It finally hit me. I’m not blogging to become famous or rich or make other people like me. I am blogging because it is a creative outlet, a way to express myself, and a way to voice my successes and failures. If there’s the chance that anything that I say might one day help someone, I am satisfied. I hope that someone will read about my journey and realize that they have it in themselves to follow the same path.
I am happy to admit that I’ve found a small blogging community of my own with other tech bloggers and I am starting to discover other people who post a lot of real-life content. So, I’m going to keep doing what I am doing. I am learning so much about myself in the process.
The better you know yourself, the better your relationship with the rest of the world. -Toni Collette