“Oh my, yet another beginner web developer…”
Hi there! I’m Michael, and I want to learn to code. And I want to learn to develop web pages. And to design them. And to market them. And to run my self as a freelancing business. And so on…
Writing this, I’m 28 years old. I’m a Norwegian male. I live in Tromsø, waaaay up in the north of Norway. I use most of my time either with my family, or working as a nurse. Whenever I get a chance though, I spend my time on my new hobby, programming.
Thus, so this blog will be all about me learning web development, coding and some designing. I actually had another blog about this, with big plans. But you know… it fell apart. So I’m reinventing my self again, but simpler this time.
If at first you don’t succeed, try again. So here goes.
Another new web developer.
Stand in line codenewbie…
“But Michael”, you say. “There are already five hundred billion other beginner-web-developer-blogs. Why should we read yours? What is going to make it special? Aren’t you just littering up the internet with more of the same? And why bother trying to learn programming?”
To which i must answer: This is going to be my journal. Describing my learning path from here on. It will not be special, and at first it’s not going to be a resource to anyone but me. But I will become better, and better. Better at programming. Better at designing. Better at writing.
“Everybody in this country should learn how to program a computer… because it teaches you how to think.”
Steve Jobs: The Lost Interview
And everyone should learn to code. Becausem you know, we are in the future soon.
“The three things I would tell people to learn are economics, writing and C programming.”
Joel Spolsky (co-founder of Stack overflow).
I dont’ know about C-programming, but I’m going to give the other two a go.
A new approach.
I’ve been trying to learn programming for little under a year now. I’ve seen a lot of courses, and tried a lot of resources.
The last two have been giving me the most bang for the buck. FreeCodeCamp is.. free. With a mindblowing community. And Teamtreehouse is extensive to say at least. Totaly worth 25$ a month!
I’ve learned a lot since I started. But I’m learning so slow! I keep watching these video courses, reading these articles and following these guides. But I’m doing almost nothing on my own. Of course, the FreeCodeCamp projects are giving me a lot, but I feel I’m not advancing as fast as I should.
I believe I have to do more coding on my own, without anyone covering my back. I need to use the skills I learn. I need to play on my own!
Found some inspiration – Learning by doing
She is now out there, in the wild, making stuff with here code. Entrepreneuring the shit out of the world.
Here is a couple of interviews with her
Inspired by her I’m going to do something similar. No, I’m not going to quit my job. I have a newly bought house, and a gigantic mortgage, so not an option.
I am however, going to make web sites. Simple web sites. Intermediate web sites. Advanced web sites.
My plan. 100 web sites in 365 days.
Not 180 in 180 days.
But 100. In 365 days. One year from now, I’m going to have 100 various sized projects to show of on this page. That gives me about three and a half day on each project. Two projects each week. On average.
I hope someone. Anyone. Finds this blog, and follows me on my journey.
By the end of the weekend I’m going to upload a new post with my plan for this mission.