Shortly stepping back from coding for a week and reading about the community, I realized it how easy it is to be crushed by anxiety: I see so many great things happening every day, things I want to be part of, but at the same time getting anxiety to be good enough. This is my thoughts of how to face the impostor syndrome.
Since January, I’ve been slowing down blogging for couple reasons: I started doubting about myself and the quality of my content but I also wanted to focus more on some fundamentals I felt I was missing. So I committed to a “100 day challenge” coding challenge, focused on data structure and algorithm in Swift.
When I started this blog in 2012, it was at first to share solution to technical problem I encountered on my daily work, to give back to the community. Over the years, I extended the content to other projects and ideas I had. Nowadays, I get more and more feedbacks on it, sometimes good, sometimes bad, either way something always good to learn from.
There is a believe that any software developer must contribute or have a side project to work on. Even if it’s great to have, I think there is something bigger at stake doing that.
I have been a bit more quite for the past couple weeks to take a break of my weekly routine of blogging. It’s not because I was lazy, but I wanted to take time to digest WWDC. At the same time I had other running projects, one was my first talk at an iOS meetup. Here is couple tips I would have love to hear earlier.
Last year, I launched with a friend Japan Direct, an itinerary app for Japan travellers. Even if the first version came up quite quickly, I kept iterate but always staying focus on customer feedback first. Almost a year later, it’s good time for synthesis, see what worked and how we created a customer focused app.