There’s this article that’s as old as the internet called Do Things, Tell People. It goes on about how success comes as a result of those two simple activities.
Read it, it’s very good.
This has been my mantra for the last few years but I’ve been leaning heavily on the building rather than the telling. And as the author says, you can’t really get by without both.
So here I am, trying to do the telling bit as well.
Promoting has been mostly an afterthought for me. An accountability exercise where the last step in finishing a write-up is publishing it.
I guess I’ve found too much joy in improving in my craft. I’ve started writing pretty good prose, and even better code because of that. But there’s little joy in being a master in solitude.
And little profit too.
I really believe I’ve written articles that can get you thinking, books that will expand your knowledge, and short stories that can open up a new world to you.
Only if people knew about them.
I’m currently working on 3 projects, all of them related to writing.
I’m writing my third programming book - The Full-Stack Tao. If you’re into software architecture, design, or just want to expand your engineering knowledge, you will love it. You can read the first chapter for free here.
I’m writing short stories inspired by easter-european folklore that I publish every week or two. If you’re into fantasy I’m sure you’ll like them.
And last but not least, I’m building Writers Tavern. A place for non-writers to make their first steps into journaling.
And now I’ve told you.