Day #1 of the Hashnode Bootcamp certainly gave me an interesting perspective on my journey into technical writing. Sam Sycamore and Quincy Larson gave us an excellent Keynote opener, and Edidiong Asikpo followed up with a great discussion on how to get started with technical writing.
The biggest thing I took away from Day #1 was to take the time to just write. Practice makes perfect.
Why do I write?
That is an interesting question.... I started off by wanting to build a portfolio of cloud infrastructure projects that I was working on, and I wanted to have a place where I can document all my projects for not just myself, but for other technology professionals getting into various infrastructure projects. It turns out potential employers like to see these write-ups as well, too. It's basically a win-win for everyone!
My girlfriend is also a published author and she really thought it would be a good idea for me to write short technical pieces. She is also currently working on her Master of Arts in Professional Writing (Applied Writing) and recently accepted a position that would allow her to create more technical content. Super proud of her!!!!
How did I get to Hashnode?
I tried looking into other platforms, but a fellow student of mine from Western Governers University introduced me to Hashnode a couple of months ago. I started to give it a shot and turns out that it works really well for what I am trying to accomplish.
So between what my goals were and my amazing girlfriend, it really motivated me to write technical content pieces. If you have read some of my previous blogs, then you know that I am not a developer but more of a systems and infrastructure professional. I feel that I need to continue to write more so that I can communicate better with everyone, not just professionally but also in my personal relationships.
Where will I go from here?
Who really knows? My biggest struggle is just taking the time to write. I need to do better, and I will do better.
Thank you, Hashnode, for providing an amazing platform. I hope that you will continue to become a better community for content creators for years to come.
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