For a while now I’ve been trying to work out what I want to do when I finish university. There has always been two primary desires of mine - to create applications and tools for people, and also to write, whether it’s a blog or a news outlet.
Recently, and especially after redesigning this blog, I’ve started to think about my web presence. And in general trying to boil everything down so I have fewer things that I’m doing, and trying to instead focus on quality over quantity.
Basically, I’m taking my finger out of some of the pies1.
After doing some more programming at university (unfortunately some of it was Java Web), I’ve started to work on some fun projects. And I want to head more in this direction, as it’s probably going to help me figure out what I really want to do.
Recently I made a small website which displays the weather in emoji, and I’ve worked on an extension to a really cool project called Command that lets you use Slack-style commands on the web. I’ve got a few more ideas in my head for apps, and also some website projects that I may continue with friends at university. But I’ve got quite a bit of coursework that I should be doing at the moment, so that will have to wait.
Another thing I’m wondering about is what I do with App Recap, I do enjoy what I do there, but sometimes I really just don’t have the time to write anything for it, and I don’t think it can reach its full potential without constant updates. I guess I have some thinking to do.
There is some good news that has come this week though, and that’s my new part time job for Blogo! I have already created a bunch of support articles for their website, and now I will be actually responding to users, and helping them fix whatever issue they have. If you haven’t heard of Blogo, then it’s a really awesome blogging app for Mac and very soon it will be on iOS as well. You can check out the app on the Mac App Store.
Also I should be writing a piece for my university magazine which will be cool, I asked them a while ago if they want anything app related writing up, and they said it's a great idea! So I just need to wait for the next meeting to get started.
That’s my thoughts for now, and if you every want to see what I’m up to, or even have a chat, then Twitter’s always best. And I guess as I’m slowly doing more programming, you may want to keep an eye on my GitHub as well.