Who am I kidding? Launching a website is hard, launching your website is worse. Launching it in 2020 when you're already 35 years old, a dad and 2 loans to pay off - needless to say we're flirting with insanity. But there are reasons!
Okay, this is my first motivation to relaunch my website. It’s now been 12 years since the last time I’ve been “online”, everything has changed a lot but that’s part of the fun : Adaptation 💪.
The last time I was online it was because I needed it. I was launching my freelance business with less than 6 months of experience and only 2 or 3 “contacts”. Needless to say the portfolio was a mandatory element!
Now I’m not a web designer anymore, I’ve made small changes after small changes to become a Product Manager. I’ll talk about it one day. So the idea is to be back online once again and share my thoughts.
Experiment with code again
In order to go back online I had to start coding again and even if it was harder than expected, I had a lot of fun while doing this site. It is obviously not over and we can clearly say that it’s more of an MVP than a final version but, as I’d like to go further in development, I’m keeping this site as a great place to experiment (and obviously fail a lot).
Do not fear failure but rather fear not trying.
Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart
Writing … in english
Even if I’m working in English every day and feeling confident talking in English, when it comes to writing longer posts I lack vocabulary, and I globally suck at using the right tense. As I want to progress, my posts will pass through the critical eyes of a native speaker (👋Tam).
The second thing about writing in English is expanding the reach of my articles a little more: I obviously don’t want to be well known, but if some of my articles can be helpful, let’s help more people.
When you have a kid, and when you have a daily job, it’s really easy to become less creative/productive during your free time (unless 💤, an activity I’ve become good at). It’s much easier to let the time flow through a good video game, a good show or even worse, a youtube marathon about some obscure subject.
So when the confinement occured, I told myself, no more Twitch, no more YouTube - only a constructive activity (even if it means playing a video game, at least you’re making something with a goal.) And thanks to Covid-19 (this is the only case I can say "thank you’ to this) I’ve set myself ready to once again start this website with the whole stack that I wanted to test.
Now the idea is to work on it a little everyday, write words, test code, and share thoughts…
As James Clear, the author of Atomic Habits
A new habit should not feel like a challenge. The actions that follow can be challenging, but the first two minutes should be easy. What you want is a “gateway habit” that naturally leads you down a more productive path.
James Clear, Atomic Habits
So what will I talk about ?
I’ll talk about things I know, things I like, things I discover, things I experiment with. So we’ll talk about product, music, design and a little about code. I’ll talk about my family, about my amazing son 🐯 and his amazing mum ♥.
See you really soon.