Why do I blog?

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I am passionate about writing. Although it took me a while to write for myself, I wrote for others. I realized that sharing knowledge is one of the best ways to acquire more knowledge I explained that here. I love to write down things I have read or learned. It is also one of the ways I express myself and my ideas, asides from the fact that documenting makes me monitor my growth.

I blog so that beginners in tech can have it easy. The more I blog, the more I am motivated to read and research more so I can pass the correct information. There is a high number of self-taught techies these days because there are many readily available tutorials in various fields online. Blogging has also made it easy for me to carve a niche for myself.

When I started my career in data science, I read a lot of articles on different tech blogs that broke down complex topics, and this made my journey easy. Blogging is also a way for me to pay it forward. The more I shared, the more I knew. I also volunteer as a mentor at She Code Africa for the same reason.

“If you don’t have time to read, you don’t have the time (or the tools) to write. Simple as that.”
— Stephen King

I also blog so I can expand my network. Blogging is a way of connecting with different people from different parts of the world who share the same interests. I have had the opportunity of meeting with senior data scientists, developers, experts in various fields, and the tech blogging community. I have learned so much from them.
Writing gives me more confidence. Getting feedback when I wrote for others was a big motivation for me whenever I struggled with imposter syndrome.
Sometimes, I think about how many posts are out there writing the same thing I write or about to write. I ask myself, will my writing make any difference? I write anyway. Knowledge and information can never be too much.

Anytime I feel demotivated, asides from talking to people, I go through my writings to see how far I have come and how much I have grown. This exercise has been helpful.

You want to start blogging, but you don’t know how to begin? I will say start anyway. You do not have to be the best writer to blog. Don’t overthink it.
Would you be able to answer the question, Why do you blog?

Mathematician. Data Scientist.

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Olufunmilayo Aforijiku

Mathematician. Data Scientist.

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