Occasionally Good

Not Just Occasionally Good

January 06, 2019

Hi, I’m Naren. I earn my living by writing code, for more than a decade now. Recently, I started to question myself:

If am a good-developer or just a good-googler?

Deep inside I knew I wasn’t that bad, completed my under-grad with good grades, placed right after studies, employed with a MNC & consistently rated well by my various bosses over the years. Nevertheless I had this sense of emptiness/void, questioning my own abilities/worthiness as a developer. And as usual, I was googling on this topic! Found that I was not alone and many do go through such phases. In fact, found that there is even a term for this too - Imposter Syndrome.

Scott Hanselman touches upon these very same thoughts really well. And the comment that struck a chord for me is this:

The more you know, the more you realize just how much you don’t know.

So rather than bogged down by these thoughts, I want to push forward and come out stronger. And this blog is an attempt to overcome this syndrome of mine. I understand there is already trillions of blogs out there, and I myself have consumed/benefitted from at least 100s of’em. However, I’ll be using this blog to post my learnings / mistakes / attempts / ideas - which I believe, when I look back would become a good motivation for me in itself over time.

So, rather than feeling Occasionally Good, it could turn into Consistently Better!