I’ve been doing a lot of writing over the last few months, mainly on Medium. While I enjoy posting on here a lot, I feel like I need to go in a different direction with my writing. My goal is to vastly improve my writing and I feel that the content I put here on Medium needs to do just that. I want to write content that inspire people and also share my personal perspective on the topics that I’m writing about. I have a lot of ideas and I’m very excited to write more here on Medium. So what exactly is changing then?
I’m officially moving out my technical blog posts out of Medium. I’ve started my own WordPress website where I’ll be separating my technical content there into three different categories. I’m going to continue writing my cyber security related content, but will also start folding in content on Technical Program Management and Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) based content. My objective is to drive folks to that website where I can control how I monetize my content a little better and still provide excellent tutorials, guides, and other great technical content to the community that I’m trying to help. Feel free to check out my new technical tutorials blogging site:
And this is a good thing for my Medium posts because I’m going to be writing on topics that have a profound impact on my life. I’m going to be sharing things that really matter to me, outside of the cyber security scene that I’ve created here. Out of the gate, I’m going to start by using different templates that Pat Flynn has created. I think this will open up my creative writing in ways that writing technical posts limited severely. I’m super excited to for this new direction and I hope you enjoy my content as much as I enjoy writing it for you.
As I mentioned at the beginning of this post, my goal is to become a better writer. All through grade school and in college, I was told that because I was good at math or poised to become and engineer that I didn’t need to worry about English and writing. Now, after over 10 years of being in the industry as an engineer, I see how important writing is to being a successful engineer. A lot of the problems I see in the companies I have worked in over the last 10+ years has been because of poor communication and lackluster writing skills. I really want to change that and I’m not going to get any better if I don’t start working out my writing muscles.
In the end, my goal is to get good enough at writing that I start getting paid serious money for my writing. I want to write for technical publications and I also want to inspire the next generation of engineers. Through my writing, I’ll let people into my life and hopefully I can impact the lives of the people reading my content.
This is a scary journey for me, mainly because I don’t particularly find it easy to get into a writing “mood.” I struggle to get my fingers to start typing. I’m not sure why I procrastinate so much when I need to write. Maybe I feel like the things I’m writing about don’t matter or that my writing really that bad. Whatever the case, by starting this journey, I hope to break the chains of self-doubt and fear and consistently put out content for the community.
And that’s it. That’s my plan. I hope you follow me as I embark on this journey. I’m actively trying to improve my skills and I feel that by utilizing both WordPress and Medium, I’ll be able to achieve just that. I’m going to be writing a lot, so make sure you follow me here on Medium and if you want to see all the other things I’m up to, make sure you follow my personal website where you’ll find links to everything else I’m working on.