Where it all begins

It's been a while since I last blogged - the media landscape and social network have changed dramatically over the past decade, but I was quite amazed to find out that blogging is still considered one of the best ways to organise your thoughts, have your voices heard and build a personal brand.

The idea of restarting a blog got back to me when I had a coffee chat with a Sydney based software engineer and entrepreneur David Soul, with whom I briefly talked about my career goal and aspiration in the coming few years. I'd also like to quote this article by Rachel Thomas on the reason for blogging and tips on how to get the ball rolling. A good friend of mine also kicked off her blog a few months ago and she's quite committed to writing something new on a monthly basis.

As for me, I'd like to blog again and write on a regular basis (monthly hopefully🤞) as a way to help myself learn. I'd also like to share my experience and journey with anyone interested if we ever come across each other in this time and space. At the end of the day, I think it's all up to you on how to spend the time and there are many different ways of achieving the same goal.

As this point, I really haven't had a concrete plan in terms of what to write. But why bother limiting my articles to only specific topics? There are so many things in this world that I'm interested in but not knowing enough about:

  • Data analytics and data science (what I'm working on at the moment)
  • Tech and startups (consumer, media, AI, healthtech etc.)
  • Crypto
  • Product management
  • Business models
  • Economics
  • Personal finance and investment
  • Venture capital
  • Productivity
  • Personal development
  • Fitness
  • Arts and music
  • Photography
  • History
  • Psychology

And the list can keep going on and on…

As I'm typing through this blog post, I find myself having trouble pulling out pieces of information from my head or trying to search for certain key words in docs and folders to support some of my claims. This process reminds me of the time when I was helping out an influencer friend of mine writing Wechat posts on topics which we had to do a lot of research on before publishing.

I definitely see blogging as a way of knowledge reinforcement, and it also holds me accountable for what I'm doing. I also sincerely hope whoever happens to visit this little corner of mine can learn something useful that brightens their day.