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Writer's Block: I don't know how to write anymore

jasterix profile image Jasterix ・2 min read

My last blog post was this article, "6 Java language resources to get you started" also in July 2020, was published over 4 months ago. In just the few of months between "officially" starting my job search in May and that last blog post, I went from publishing a weekly post every Tuesday or Wednesday to every 2 weeks to nothing for 4 months.

It's not that I don't want to write- (the multiple drafts in my dashboard would beg to differ). I just don't know what to write that other people will find helpful.

I started this blog to chronicle my journey to becoming a software developer, while sharing the tools and resources that worked for me. Because I was primarily focused on mastering JavaScript, most of my posts revolved around JavaScript. It was fun because I could look back and see my progress. Each day built on the day before and I had an overarching "post-bootcamp master schedule to keep me on track.

But then I started learning Java for a really exciting role; so I switched to blogging about Java. The next role required visual basic; so I switched to that for 2-3 weeks. Then it was React and now it's C#.

In between the Java role and the React role, I applied to the Microsoft Leap Apprenticeship Program. Surprisingly, I made it through the interviews and started end August 2020. That's where the C# came in.

The past few months have been incredibly difficult, exciting, thrilling and every bit the rollercoaster. Learning .Net has been a completely different challenge than learning Ruby and JavaScript. Unlike every .Net blogger in the space, I don't have the decades of experience or knowledge to refer to. Everything is knew.

Even the things that seem familiar at first glance i.e. XAML are new. So I doubt myself. This isn't imposter syndrome but uncertainty. Every sentence of those draft articles reeks of uncertainty. Publishing them would feel like a case of the blind leading the blind.

But there is a need for more .Net content. For every 100 engaging JavaScript content creator, there seems to be a single C# creator, but with 20 years of experience. Clearly I'm rambling at this point. But maybe this article is just the kick I need to start posting again. Let's see.


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You can do a Simple project and break it explaining what [like javascript]>>>what a . Is and how it function in javascript, why Arrays are special objects, how to use them, how to use the language & how to get creative with it ........many beginners struggle with how to use the language and where to use this & that ((at first I struggled with knowing why we use loops and functions in javascript I had to dig and view other people's code to understand what's going on))