March 5, 2019 in #coding
📺 coding livestreams
The first upgrade I'll make here is for audio. I've already had to scrap an entire stream due to audio issues. I plan on picking up the Blue Yeticaster as soon as possible.
These streams cover whatever I'm working on at the moment. Currently, it's a Gatsby + Shopify e-commerce website for a barbell sleeve company. It's my first paid freelancing gig, and my first e-commerce website, so you'll watch me learn a lot.
Although it's nerve racking, I think streaming provides tons of benefits.
It's easy to stay focused on what you're doing when you are actively talking about it in front of people. Moreover, I can't livestream myself just crusing social media, so it's a great motivator to get to work!
During an interview it's common to be asked to solve a coding problem on a whiteboard while narrating your thoughts. This is very similar to coding on stream. Streaming forces me to clearly express my train of thought while solving problems.
I can tell this is an area of improvement for me, as I tend to go mute when I get stumped by a problem.
By streaming coding on YouTube, I'm creating content that can help other developers along the way. @swyx has been my biggest motivator to #learninpublic, and I believe it goes hand in hand with the next benefit.
If I'm able to create content and help other developers, my name will come to mind when folks are looking for someone to do something. This could mean new opportunities for me!
I must be getting better at this writing thing, because what I thought was going to be a short post turned into a long one. But here's the bottom line.