Why did I start a
TL;DR for fun!
Honestly, I created a blog simply because I enjoy coding and tinkering with software tools. But this isn't what I told myself as I was searching for a cool blogging platform that did exactly what I wanted. I told myself that I should start a blog, and I rationalized that I needed a blog for lots of reasons. A few of the salient ones were:
- I own Sharrief.com!
- I build websites for a living!
- I am a great writer!
- I need to showcase my portfolio!
- I want a personal presence on the Internet!
I feel especially driven by that last one. I am very privacy-focused (🤔 I should go into detail about that in a future post), having deleted my Facebook account back in 2015 or so. Since then I haven't used Instagram, Twitter or any other public social platform much. But I have times when I want to participate in the public discourse. So I'm using my blog to do that. And I'm calling it a journal because I don't like the word blog.
Also, I like writing. I've been told a few times by my professors, colleagues, friends and family that they like my writing. But I don't recall ever choosing to write something for my own sake. It's usually technical documents and explainers. And unlike coding, I never made writing a hobby and never did it outside of work, although I enjoy it. So my journal is a way for me to exercise that writing muscle, and maybe I'll build an audience along the way.
I don't want these
posts entries to get too long, and I can feel a great number of things coming to mind that I want to write about in the future. So I'll wrap this one up here.
Thanks for reading!