May 16, 2021
I have been toying with the idea of having my own website and sharing my thoughts on it for a long while.
And although I had a website before (I built it in April 2020 when we were in quarantine, and I had nothing better to do), I haven’t done any writing on it.
It was a place for me to present myself and my previous work, my digital marketing skills, and projects I’ve worked on.
I realized I built a replica of my CV and LinkedIn because there wasn’t any new information presented on the website that could not otherwise be found on my LinkedIn profile.
As I said, I wanted to write and start a blog for a while, but I always found excuses to not start it. I had all these thoughts running through my mind, such as “what am I going to write about?”, “why would anybody read anything I have to say?”, “do I have anything new and original to say?”.
Then there were the questions like “What if I’m not good enough?”, “What if someone reads my blog post and doesn’t like it and writes something bad”, “what if my future potential employer in 10 years finds this blog and decides not to hire me because of it”. All of these were the main thoughts blocking me from starting my blog earlier.
After watching this recent video from Ali Abdaal (I’m a big fan of his work, btw) where he talks about his start with writing and a personal website, I decided it’s time.
It’s time to stop these silly excuses preventing me to write and share my thoughts. If you’re struggling with similar thoughts or questions, I recommend you watch this video, it will help you a lot:
The first step was to create a website (I had already bought my domain 2 years prior). I decided to go with Webflow.
If you’re not familiar, Webflow is a really simple to use no-code tool to build websites. It has a lot of customization possibilities so it can seem a bit daunting at first, but once you use it and get comfortable with it, it’s great. I had already used Webflow earlier for a few projects, so I knew what I was getting into.
Plus, Webflow offers a lot of pre-built templates that anyone can use, so you don’t have to start from the beginning.
That’s what I did, I took one of their templates for my foundation and then started to build on top of it, changing and customizing different elements.
The end result is what you see right now, reading this post. This is only the first iteration, I expect it will change quite a bit in the coming months and years.
That’s it. I now have my own personal website where I will be sharing my thoughts, ideas, interests, tools, etc. I am excited to start sharing everything with the world, and I hope you’ll join me on the journey to becoming a regular creator.
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