I overcame my fear of writing and speaking, because I realized that…
- It doesn’t matter if someone else has written about the same topic. Different perspectives are important.
- You don’t have to create cool demos or present smart hacks. Most people are looking for actionable advice, not next level shit or eye candy.
- It doesn’t matter how many people read your blog. Someone somewhere will be glad you wrote that article.
- Talk about what interests you, not about what you believe others will like. Most of my talks and articles are about “basic” HTML and CSS, because that's what I like.
- Don’t be afraid to write/speak in a foreign language. I speak English with a strong accent and there are probably many mistakes in this tweet alone, but guess what, most people don’t care. My English isn’t perfect, but I gave a talk in Toronto and people understood me…
…at least I hope they did. 😁
- It’s okay to make mistakes. If you or someone else finds an error, fix it, explain what and why you’ve changed it and move on.
- Don’t be afraid of what others might say or think. Some people are assholes (ignore), but most people are nice.
I’ve learned so much more in the last 4-5 years compared to the years before, just because I wrote and talked about the topics that interested me and not about things I already knew.
This is a copy of a thread on Twitter.