My progress map.
On January 15, 2021, I bought the Web Developer Bootcamp course by Colt Steele on Udemy.
Finished the HTML and CSS section by the 3rd of March.
Wondered off for some days in tutorial hell and Netflix.
I read The Ultimate Guide to Becoming a Freelancer eBook by Lizzie Davie. She wrote "If you really want to get ahead in those first few weeks and months, you’re going to have to commit to something and see it right to the end. Lizzy also wrote to Map Your Progress. This was great advice as it prompted me to start documenting my web dev progress.
It's the 20th of May and I just learned about XML, JSON, APIs, and how to use Postman to query endpoints.
End of web dev journey
Continuation of web dev journey
I should be able to do WordPress development, prove it with design prototypes and market myself to small businesses.
Actual end (Beginning) of web dev journey.
So after much deliberation, some hard work, quitting from time to time, intermittent Netflix, the good ol' motivation and a few projects in my portfolio, all while working at a call center, I can finally call myself a web developer.
Today 7th September 2021, 8 months after I bought the Web Developer Bootcamp course, I finally finished. This is an inspiring milestone for me. Now the journey begins.
Things I'm glad I did
Learned UI design
Finished the YelpCamp project.
Check out my GitHub profile
Things I wish I could do
- #100DaysOfCode. (Not so good with keeping up on social media)
Keep building projects.
Learn React & PWA.
Get a front-end developer job.
Build a custom ERP system for a small business.
Freelance web design for small businesses.
Build business and career blogs.
BECOME A FRONT-END SOFTWARE DEVELOPER.
If you're reading this, I want you to know that learning is a journey, not a destination.
When you're motivated to code, code. And when you're not motivated to code, do the next best thing: read coding articles. When you get tired, don't quit, REST. You'll feel better after a little break, I promise.
And maybe like me, after 8 months you'll be able to say "I FINISHED! What next." God bless.😉