2018 was a busy year for me. I did an amazing internship, graduated, started my first full-time gig, became involved in open source more than I had ever been, travelled and made some new friends! Graduating also meant that my university-related work doubled and I had to juggle them along with my open source contributions. This left me with very little time to spend on writing blog posts and talks. I managed to type lots of drafts though, but didn’t publish them because they never felt “finished”.
But I plan to change that this year! I work on open source during my personal time so while the “oh no, there is no time” problem still exists, I intend to finish some of the drafts and materalize the many ideas I’ve had. Having said that, I plan to take it slow and I’m not setting any goals for posting blog posts. Doing the latter seems to be a recipe for burn out since my personal time is limited and I’m already spending a lot of it on upstream Kubernetes. I have also noticed that forcing myself to write blog posts doesn’t help because writing is a creative process. I also want to enjoy writing blog posts and not feel like I am doing it because I have to do it.
I have been using the default GitHub pages along with the
<username>.github.io domain for a while now. I wanted to move to a custom domain but I didn’t really find a right domain…up until now! Google recently launched the
.dev TLD and I thought it would be perfect to have a
<first-name>.dev domain for a personal website. So I did just that and bought
Given that I’m done with university and have a shiny
.dev domain now, hopefully I can spew out more posts. :)
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