March 17, 2020,
from chen's home office, quarantine:
so, i’m sitting in quarantine due to the Corona breakout, and figured it’s a great time to finally ship my blog.
i’ve been using WordPress for a few months and found it incredibly limited and cumbersome.
Gatsby is blazing fast, super flexible, and i get to learn ReactJS and GraphQL all at the same time. sounds like a no-brainer, doesn’t it?
so here goes: my first post.
phew, that was hard.
i mean, not physically hard - but mentally hard!
just the act of sitting down to write can be incredibly daunting.
whether it’s code, design, writing or any other creative activity - we tend to procrastinate way too much. don’t know if it’s a bad habit, or the unconscious attempt to avoid public shaming and failure.
nevertheless, that’s the creator’s experience.
better embrace it.
have a safe week y’all,
p.s. Steven Pressfield has written an incredible book on the topic of sitting down to write and overcoming procrastination, it’s called The War of Art.