January 17, 2021
2020 was a weird year for us all, but here's everything that I was able to do this year anyway:
At the beginning of 2020, I set out to redo my personal website. I was fairly impressed with how I’d built it (over-engineered and such), and also with how my blog post — which was a big motivation for revamping my website in the first place — had started to take shape. After months of work (and procrastination), I published my blog post in late November.
I'd planned quite a bit for its release, but that still didn't prepare me for the sheer number of people who read my blog post — between all three platforms that I posted on, over 15 thousand checked out the post!
Here's what I wanna say to you — if you've got that one article that you've been sitting on for weeks/months, get it out there! You'd be surprised at how many people find it intriguing :)
There's tons of great content on Twitter if you're following the right people — I realised that in a year without much physical interaction with people, Twitter is a great outlet for thinking out loud; I got loads of feedback and motivation from people. Heck, I even got a job interview just because I was following someone who posted about it! The highlight of it all was getting followed by @Netlify and @cassidoo!
Working from home (for so long!) was a first for a lot of us, but in addition, I also:
Got more into mechanical keyboards
started doing the New York Times Mini Crossword almost regularly
treated myself for 2020 with the Sony WH-1000XM4
I'm not great at keeping resolutions, but I came up with a list of things that I hope to do in 2021: