Share your work - why I'm starting a blog

Apr 13, 2021 1 min read
Share your work - why I'm starting a blog

Welcome to my first *ever* blog post!

I’m Nicole, a creative, multi-passionate engineer. I’m an English-Filipina from the UK, and I’m starting a blog, highly inspired by several cool people I’ve come across fairly recently. 😎

Firstly, this blog will be personal, a little corner of the internet that I can add to and grow up with. I’m currently 24, entering the next phase of my career, and learning *a lot*. I’m certain that the next few years will be interesting to navigate.

Creating a personal blog was highly inspired by Pauline Narvas (pawlean.com), a Filipina trailblazer who calls herself a ‘nicheless’ blogger. Her blogging story opened my eyes to added benefits writing on the internet:

  1. Sharing who you are
  2. Paying it forward
  3. Connecting with others
  4. Building up your skills
  5. Having fun, and finding it therapeutic!

Secondly, it will be a place to ‘share my work’. I first came across the book ‘Share Your Work‘ by Austin Kleon, from one of my favourite YouTubers Ali Abdaal, when he shared the books that changed his life. It’s a short, insightful read on the benefits of learning in public and, well, sharing your work! A brilliant example of this is Scott Hanselman’s blog where he has been sharing his notes online for nearly 20 years! I discovered him through a retweet of one of his talks.

“One little blog post is nothing on its own, but publish a thousand blog posts over a decade, and it turns into your life’s work.” - Austin Kleon

I’m super excited to have a space to share my thoughts, notes, current and future learning. In the words of Austin Kleon, “become a documentarian of what you do“.

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