I’m writing this primarily to replace the default Welcome to Jekyll! post.
As Oscar Wilde said:
Be yourself; everyone else is already taken
For a while now, I’ve felt that I should chance my hand at writing. As I try laying down my thoughts—to craft my tale—I find I suffer from a chronic case of Impostor Syndrome.
I’m over thinking it.
- Who am I writing this for?
- Will people want to read it?
- Do I have anything interesting to say?
I need to take Wilde’s advice to heart.
I need to be me and not try to emulate some other person.
I’ve never succeeded at blogging, even though it seems to be de rigueur in tech circles. I consider I don’t have anything interesting to say.
Since the beginning of this year, I decided to challenge myself to get out of my comfort zone and begin to learn again by feeling the discomfort of not knowing. So I’ve decided to write about my experiences with learning the Rust. I’ll do it my way. I’ll write not from a position of authority but from the personal struggles I’ve gone through. Authentic.
Gee, writing is hard.
I had so many ideas for things to write about, but when I try to write them down and it feels like I’m trying to extract my thoughts from treacle. I’ve started 5 posts and I’m not happy with any of them.
Is this normal?
Anyway, I can always claim this defence:
it's not impostor syndrome if you don't understand anything you're doing pic.twitter.com/rjNx2c4egM— Discourse Piglet (@SuzeMarsupial) July 20, 2017