As a developer, I recently went through our shared rite of passage — building a blog. In the past years, I invested a good amount of my time going to conferences and giving talks, nothing wrong with that, giving talks is great for your career. However, I feel like the content produced for the talk is not detailed enough and gets lost in time by being inside a PowerPoint presentation. For that reason, every time I feel like giving a talk about something, I will blog about it instead, or both.
When I first start using the internet, the number of personal websites was still growing. After the popularity of private social networks, it became less fashionable to create your own page. The open internet started to move into silos, and it became difficult to find good content online.
Similarly to fashion trends that return every 20 years, the internet is returning to its previous state. Authoring and owning your content, making your mark in history — err, web searches indexes; having your URL brand, is becoming trendy again. This new website is part of my decade resolutions. I do hope to generate helpful knowledge and organize information about myself.
If you thought the post I am writing about is how I built the blog, and the technologies used to create a server-side-rendering with low TTFB page, apologies. It may be a topic for a different post in the future.