Getting the Ball Rolling

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It was with high hopes that I started writing this blog. I would be quite active on it and write often. I haven’t been very successful in keeping up thus far.

Several months ago I looked at the world and saw that it was full of opportunities worth chasing. After toying with several ideas, I decided to focus on improving myself in programming by going through the entire process of designing and developing an App from scratch.

Aquamark, the watermarking app that I originally designed for my mother, went on the Mac App Store at the end of February. Anyone interested can check it out at aquamark.io – I would highly appreciate it.

The decision to focus meant putting the blog aside for a while. I thought to myself: “I’ll do this first, and then go back and write a record of the things I learned… Perhaps others who are willing to go down a similar path can find it useful“.

As the development process went on and on and on, so did the things I wanted to write about accumulate. In the end, I was facing the self-imposed task of writing up a gargantuan account of the whole affair. The thought of beginning was simply overwhelming. I felt as if I had to write a book. There was something terribly wrong.

All the while I came across things that I wanted to write about. Small things, like a few thoughts on life, or the new meditation technique that I happened to like, or the new time management strategy that I benefited from.

But the all these things got queued behind what I felt I had to write.

I am very new to blogging, with only a couple of published posts so far. I fully believe that posts should be of high quality. There is enough garbage in the world as it is. Contributing to it by mindlessly punching keys is the last thing I want.

Still, there has to be balance in everything we do. Not every blog post can be a masterpiece. Moreover, most blog posts do not have to be book length.

I am a perfectionist by nature. Yet I am well aware that, at this point in time, whatever skills I may possess as a writer are plainly insufficient to produce the material that I might deem adequate. Herein lies the dilemma. The only way I can ever hope of becoming better at writing is by actually doing it. And not just writing a diary mind you. I need to publish, and receive feedback.

And so, here I am. Thankfully I am no longer in school, and I can easily get away with not writing a massive essay on how I developed Aquamark. Fixating on it will only keep me back from writing on my blog.

From here on out, I will be more easygoing with this blog. I will write about things that interest me, and thoughts I feel are worth sharing.

At some point in time, I will write about aspects of the development of Aquamark as I believe other people who are looking to get into App development (or software development in general) might benefit from my experiences. If you are such a person, please let me know what you would be interested in reading about!

In the coming days, I will be moving onto my next project. This time I will be aiming for the iPhone and iPad. I will make an effort to keep this blog in the loop. Wish me luck!