We are fortunate in the software industry that the quality of our work can be so easily assessed. Instead of relying on references and qualifications, it’s easy to share source code and deployed web work.
What’s missing is the human component: the reasoning and explanation behind what we do. I think this is important for demonstrating competence, and a blog seems an excellent place to share that information.
But mostly this blog is an excuse to experiment with data, writing, and maths. Both for professional development and because I genuinely enjoy these things. For some reason, writing about something you’ve done seems to make the whole activity justifiable amid other deadlines and commitments.
Not sure why that is. Maybe I’ll write a blog post about it.