Hello friends 👋🏼,
I recently had an interesting conversation with a friend.
They have been wondering why lately many developers encourage others to put themselves out there.
Not everyone can write blogs or create video content or talk on podcast.
Not everyone is extrovert.
That's why there are technical writers, marketers, podcast announcers, etc.
Why developers are expected to do these things?
I personally started to write because I initially wrote for myself as my notes and I love to write. I started to learn in public because I want to keep myself accountable and help other people.
Without realizing, I put myself out there.
Writing has been a joy for me. I like to share my experiences. I challenge myself if I understand about a topic by writing, and gain more knowledge through researching the topic.
I've crossed path with many great developers through learning in public. And I'm very happy if I know that I can support and motivate someone through what I do.
But again, maybe this is not for everyone 🤷🏻♀️.
Out of my curiosity, what's your opinion about it?
Should developers put themselves out there and why?
I would love to hear some thoughts 😊