I was not able to blog for quite some time, because I am in the planning phase of my personal project. If you want to join me on my journey you can always do so by subscribing to the blog.
The goal for this month is the actual website of our Project Uno.
January was a blast. I was able to blog everyday, I have posted for 28 days. This February, not that much because I am actually working on the project. Applying what I posted related to web development. I am still refining the blog trying to build a valuable blog at least content wise.
Content Is Still King.
Though It is hard to post and create all at the same time not to mention my duties as a father and my role as Integration Support in my company. To have a 2 hours uninterrupted time for my project is a bit tricky but I was able to hang with it, however I need to exchange it with my other tasks which is blogging.
Consuming content for learning and actually applying what you’ve learned would really take some time to be mastered. That is why I am practicing on Project Uno.
I have my Excel sheet to monitor the progress, and I am still not in the build phase which is the actual coding.
With that in mind, I was thinking lately if I would build an actual lineup of projects first before making the actual portfolio website?
If I follow my statement earlier that Content Is King, I should create content first right before I can build the actual portfolio right? Though after this Project Uno what is our next project?
Before, web development was just creating websites for me. As I get exposed and actually dive into the development it is not just creating websites anymore. It is a way of helping people.
Come to think of it, if you are still learning web development, you need help as well. What I am saying is start with your own needs. What do you need that web development can solve?
At my age and time, we should keep on learning. It helps our brain function better. Ideas do not grow old as you age, every piece of technology that we have is still work in progress. Scale that to a student, learning should be consistent.
We should be challenged every day, and it should start with what you need. There came a point that I wanted to create my own browser because I want to integrate a tool in the browser, because that is what I think I need. The same if you are building a portfolio.
You create projects first and if you are already consistent with it you jump to another one and another and another. Until it comes to a time that you will create for your own needs. Improve your dashboard and make a project management software because you are sick with Excel trackers. Which is good, because you are learning and you want to improve the way you work.
After this Project Uno, as this is static only at first, we will create it to make it dynamic.Custom CMS maybe? Or then we will migrate to WordPress. The vision is to learn web development and make a career or business out of it. If I will be able to make it work as an E-Commerce website then I guess I will start creating my own T-Shirt business right? Or sell an E-Commerce site to clients. Online stores are really taking off because of the pandemic and this is an opportunity for people in web development like me to take charge and embrace the change of times.
Also while doing that since I already have a free gaming blog that already has a potential to earn because of AdSense, I can create a blogger template to own the design of my gaming blog rather than using free templates around.
The vision is clear, if there is an opportunity to increase additional income that you already have now, you build your skills around what you love. It is not wrong to dream of a better life for your family, especially me as a father and bread winner, earning in AdSense can work as a passive income for my family or having clients on the side that are interested to the E-Commerce site you built.
Exciting times indeed. Learning coding is really the game changer of the century and there are a lot of opportunities in it.
If you want to join me in my journey, the coding challenge this month would be the static website of a T-shirt company. Incorporate your landing page from the previous month. By this time you should learn at least CSS already if you have issues on your CSS this can be helped using a CSS Reset.