Short Story, Long Story
I’ve been sharing my projects, thoughts and learnings on Medium for nearly three years. When 2016 started, one of my New Year’s resolutions was to start sharing my what I do and what I learn online, in the form of a blog. It started with a short article about how to wirelessly power an LED using Arduino, and then I connected my T-Shirt to Slack, and even created an IoT game using web technologies like Angular.
This was fun. I met many interesting people through my blog posts, and even made new friends, most notably Max Wizard K. Over time, my articles grew longer, and many of them were deep dives into technologies such as Angular internals, Augmented Reality, Web Bluetooth, Reverse Engineering, and even Neuroscience.
Over time, my articles grew longer, and nowadays most of them are deep dives. Thus, when Max pointed me at this excellent write-up by Sara Soueidan, I immediately recognized the similarities — I also started writing mainly as a reference to my self, and started with shorter and simpler articles, but eventually turned every article into several weeks of work, including a technical editor who helps me get the articles out faster (as English in not my primary language) — thank you Daniel Elfanbaum for bearing with me, and my life partner Ariella Eliassaf who takes care of the covers and video editing:
And just like Sara, I have many smaller projects I never found the time to write about, and several drafts that I started but never had the time to finish. In fact, looking back at the past 2 years, all of my blog posts took at least one week from writing the first word to publishing, and many took more than a month from ideation to completion (well, except for my 2017 Year’s Summary — as the idea popped into my mind just a few hours before the end of the year, so I had to work fast).
Sara ended her article with the following call for action:
If you don’t have a blog already, make one. Write. Publish. Share. You’ll never know how many doors one small article might open up for you.
So before we part ways, a little spoiler for one of the projects that I will probably be covering pretty soon:
Hasta mañana, and thank you Sara for the inspiration!