Flatiron School Week 4- Notes to Self

Blogging is an intentional investment in time

One reason I blog is to review what I’d learned that week.

The other goal in this blog is to document my creative process. There are two styles of documenting process.

  1. Make the thing, write about it afterwards.
  2. Record nuggets of information and write the blog entry along the way.

Both have their benefits and drawbacks.

  • The first gets to the answer faster, but misses out the details of the process.
  • The second slows down the discovery process, but maintains an accurate record of events. Errs on the side of too much detail that people won’t care about.

This weekend, I spent more time coding the Tinder swipe feature and didn’t have as much time to blog. I wanted to finish. I found that trying to recreate my process of discovery after the fact was time consuming and demotivating. Perhaps that’s not a good strategy. If I haven’t been taking notes along the way, I should just provide a summary of key points.

That’s probably what people care about anyway.

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