Hi, I'm Dmitry

Full-stack web developer with a passion for UX and building products.

Vancouver, Canada and remote. He/him.

Saying hi, motivation for blogging

September 06, 2020

In this first post, I’m exploring my motivation for writing and starting this blog.

The thing is, I’ve been drawn to writing for a while, and finally with a helpful motivation kick from Blogging for devs I got down to it.

To start, I decided to go with a short-form journal format. I expect to write about my personal journey in the world of tech, web, making and maybe a few other related topics.

Some of this stuff may get personal and opinionated – that’s by design!

So why write?

In writing, I can see a lot of value for my long-term personal growth:

  1. Learn in public. I’m a big fan of this idea, originally found it here. I see this blog as a platform for me to try it out to see if it works for me.
  2. Develop my writing voice. I admire people who can express themselves a) clearly and concisely and b) authentically and honestly. I’d like to learn this skill too!
  3. Practice consistent, daily action towards a big goal. I believe that most great things in life are achieved by consistent daily progress, even if it’s just 15 minutes a day.
  4. Learn to express myself authentically and honestly on the web. I admire people who, even with a big following stay honest, open and can share their ups & downs without skewing the picture.
  5. Improve my thinking through writing. I’ve seen people who swear on it that writing helped them to become better thinkers. I’d like to explore that side of writing too.

Since it’s a personal journal, I don’t really expect all of these notes to be useful to anyone (if they are, I’ll be happy!).

It’s more like a paper trail for myself, to be able to look back and see where I was a few years back, what I was thinking about and why.