I figure a great way to start a blog is to look back and mention why I haven’t participated before. Despite spending a portion on every day reading through many other blogs, mainly through Hacker News, I have found it hard to start my own. I think this has mainly come down to me mostly keeping to myself online, I can be very opinionated and have certainly voiced this with people offline and mostly in comments on others articles. Also when I have sat down to write something I have worried about it being a half truth, already a well vocalised point, or just plain wrong in the eyes of people more experienced in the subject area. One thing you can be certain of is that for most of everything in life there is someone that knows more about something than you do.
This isn’t a great reason not to be heard though, sure a post might not be the most in depth comment or the most technically correct on an issue but it can still give a lot of value. Recently enough topics have been mulling in my head that I would love to sit down and express in a longer form. Also as any developer would know you frequently come across technology, methods or tips that haven’t been well explained in the past that would be great to clear up or write about in greater depth. There is also a lot of tech news that comes out that I have an informed and well reasoned opinion on.
In short despite me largely ignoring participation in the medium for a long time I think the time is right for me to get involved and hopefully contribute something meaningful in my areas of interest.