Career Foundry recently reached out to me to get a quote for an article they wrote named Learning To Code, A Web Developer’s Guide
My response for the article was:
Start small with a self-hosted WordPress site and then slowly break it and make it better. Large projects have a habit of becoming demoralizing. Small wins early on are crucial.
Sounds short and sweet, right? And that’s the point. It’s easy to get caught up in questions when setting out on a new path.
These questions often contribute to procrastination, and there’s even a phrase for thinking so much that an action or decision isn’t taken: analysis paralysis.
Interestingly, shortly after I started writing this article, I noticed a tweet from Amy Hoy about this subject.
1/10 people who ask for advice BEFORE they act will ever do a damn thing. 9/10 are seeking advice as a procrastination tactic ¯_(ツ)_/¯— Amy Hoy (@amyhoy) March 4, 2015
Go Get Started
So, are you interested in learning to code? Great. Now go do something.