CodeBetter - a new home for part of me

Posted by Marcus Hammarberg on August 15, 2013
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I started this blog about 8 years ago. It now contains 830-ish posts (this 831 I think). I have also just passed 20000 tweets:
During this time I have not drawn to much attention to myself, in my opinion, and by no means have become famous or well-known.

But some truly awesome things has happened during the last years that it directly related to the fact that I've been exposing my ideas, thoughts and failures on the net. Most of the things that I have learned during the last years as also come from me interacting with different awesome thinkers - not seldom ONLY online (twitter and through the blog).

I started this blog about 8 years ago. It now contains 830-ish posts (this 831 I think). I have also just passed 20000 tweets:
During this time I have not drawn to much attention to myself, in my opinion, and by no means have become famous or well-known.

But some truly awesome things has happened during the last years that it directly related to the fact that I've been exposing my ideas, thoughts and failures on the net. Most of the things that I have learned during the last years as also come from me interacting with different awesome thinkers - not seldom ONLY online (twitter and through the blog).


A few things that stand out for me are:
In some of the cases above I'm still convinced that they've got the wrong person (but I wont tell them). In all of the cases above I'm convinced that it has to do with my "presence" on the net. 

I'm very humbled from all of this and looking back I truly cannot comprehend how lucky I've been. 

CodeBetter

If you look carefully on the list above you see CodeBetter in the list. Right out of the blue I got contacted with the following question:
This was followed up with a very kind blog post that featured my tag-cloud and said that I would fit. So I jumped right in and wrote two blog posts (on Mob Programming and some experience from my current gig) that actually was quite well received. Suuper nervous, of course, when I first published the post (47000+ readers via FeedReader.com), but the reception has been great, so far.

I will keep this blog of course, but probably post the "smaller" and more personal posts here. I'll regard CodeBetter.com more like writing for a big newspaper and write some posts there.

Advice

I started this blog when I had lost my notepad three times in a month. I wrote for me. Stuff that I interested me. That evolved but I always wrote about stuff that engaged me. I think that makes for better writing. 

If I would give anyone advice it would be just that: share the stuff that engages you. You'll be amazed what will follow from that. Sharing truly is knowledge since you'll learn more as you share - ask any teacher.    

More advices from some very prominent personalities are featured in the awesome Get Involved production of TekPub. Watch it - it's well worth the money!



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