Also known as guest posting. It’s been a while since I’ve started blogging. I blog because I want to share my knowledge of programming and the activities surrounding it.
Anyway, I wrote a post for Tapping Creativity by Geoffrey Hineman, describing a fairly routine, yet indispensable ritual I need at work to get me going: listening to music. I had to think of what I’m actually trying to do, before I could come up with a satisfactory title, “Coaxing Creativity with Music“. It’s also my first guest post (I’m so excited!). Talk about stretching myself…
In the post, I talked about listening to a variety of music. Well, I’ve been stretching myself again, and buying music from artists I’ve never heard of or would never have listened to. I bought the CDs based on the look of the CD cover and *drum roll*, my gut feeling. Pure instincts. I just bought a Maroon 5 CD (It won’t be soon before long). You know what, they’re really good.
It took a while for me to get used to writing regularly on my own blog, let alone writing for someone else’s blog. Let me tell you, it’s hard work and tough. And I learned a lot. And I became a better programmer because of it.
I learned how to manage a blog. I learned by reading other people’s blogs (programming and otherwise). I developed better discipline (try keeping to a regular blogging schedule and you’ll know). And all these skills and knowledge made me a better manager of software code and design.