I will try to post my take on different things under this category. The posts will most probably be non-techie. I wanted to name this category to something like “I try to write” but I dropped that idea.
The title really looks weird to me right now, but that is the truth. I have started many posts since the last published post but I was not able to carry the same motivation with which I started them and that resulted into an increment to the number of drafts on my blog (I hope this one goes through).
Anyways, a lot has changed since my last post on March 7th. I am no more working with any company and I am not living with my family anymore. This doesn’t mean that I am jobless and homeless but I have moved to Germany and this is why I had to quit from my job in Karachi.
I have come to the beautiful and small city of Weimar for my Masters. After working as a Software Engineer for 3 years I have now started my M.Sc. in Computer Science and Media from Bauhaus Universität, Weimar. It has been more than 2 months now, and I have experienced many things that I shall write about (very soon). I think such experiences are worth sharing like my first international flight, the unexpected warm welcome by a bunch of great Pakistanis already in Weimar, my observations about Germany and comparisons of similar things in Pakistan, my trip to Hamburg and a few more. I am hoping to gather enough motivation next time to start writing all these.
Wow this is the confidence, this really is the confidence that I needed for years to write my first non technical (wanna be writer) post. The post that can help me get enrolled in the club of bloggers. What I have been doing on this site for around a year now, is not blogging. At least not according to my limited knowledge. I have tried to help people with the issues that I encountered in my professional career, I have combined a few good solutions into one single post to save everyone’s time. And in return the awesome world of web has given me 6000+ monthly visitors on this site :D (thanks guys).
But I wanted to my ideas to flourish on this blog. I wanted to give my unwanted opinion on everything to a blog which will not ignore me, or at least it won’t let me know that I am being ignored. This was the major goal when I gave a try to blogging in 2009. That was first month of my professional life, and I was very much excited, I wanted to brag about things but I didn’t know where. I wanted to let people know how awesome I am (again the confidence). My friends were fed up of listening to all those tales revolving around me, but I wasn’t. And that was when I realized that WordPress and Blogspot were probably created for guys like me, guys full of themselves. My first post was also a result of all that excitement and lack of an audience.
But it was very soon that I realized how tough is it to write. And for a person who tends to criticize a lot, it was very difficult to write something that I would like. So I dropped the idea of writing and tried to post little solutions which helped me. Even with them I got lazy and haven’t written about many. It was good, the appreciative comments were motivating but all the uncommunicated thoughts and ideas inside my head were taking a lot of space and the process of getting new positive stuff was slowing down. I had to write, I had to brag, I had to criticize, I had to write about everything. But I lacked the proper motivation, that driving force which theoretically can persuade a person to go beyond his imaginations.
I have spent months looking for that motivation, and I think I have found it today. What can be a better motivation than telling myself that I am world’s best writer, even when the world will probably think the opposite but why should I care. This is my own blog, even the domain says my name ! (except the hosting which is provided by a very generous friend :D ).
If anyone anywhere in the world really spent their time reading this, hats off to you Sir/Madam ! And thanks for your time. I shall continue to write, and I shall start reading even more as it is suggested by James Altucher, who has been a real inspiration for me and the second most important reason behind my start to writing (the first obviously is the title of this post).