You probably noticed (or not) that I didn’t publish anything recently. Let me explain why.
Just moved to Thailand…
The truth is that I have been quite busy for the past 2 weeks. First, I came back to Thailand after 3 weeks in France of “semi-holidays”.
The jet lag was hard on me this time and it’s been even harder since I had to work the day after. I actually tried to beat it this time following some advices from this website. It didn’t really paid off…
I tried to reduce my sleep time to be super tired during the flight (sleeping 5/6 hours for 3 days) but I was only able to get a few hours of sleep during my 12 hours flight. I was more than happy to arrive and meet with the Thailand hot weather !
… After a short stay in France !
Let’s go back to France for a bit. The 3 weeks I spend there let me relax and clear off things of my to-do list.
But I also had to work on some work-related project which means only a part of my time was really mine. During this “recreation”, I studied iOS development in an attempt to create my first mobile app.
Unfortunately, I couldn’t. I don’t understand why but a mobile app is a kind of project I cannot complete. I always give up on the way due to a lack of motivation.
Maybe it’s not for me, I’ll stick to web application development for now.
My next project
I also spend time trying to find the right subject for an ebook. Yeah, I want to write an ebook, like everyone else !
The idea and motivation came from Nathan Barry and his self-published ebooks. The book he wrote, Authority, inspired me so much that now, I want to write my own ebook. Till now, I was not able to find the motivation to work on it, but things started to stabilize.
I have a new apartment in Bangkok, a nice job in a cool startup (AppyHotel) and I’m only 23. Still plenty of time to do big things. My dream/goal is actually to become independant, living on passive income, and work on whatever I want.
About this ebook thing, I have a few different ideas. I could create something focused on how Rails engines can let you organize a big web application in a clean way. Or I could create a simple how-to for people who want to start an online business without knowing anything about the ‘online’ part. I need to validate and find what people are ready to pay to access this kind of knowledge. Each idea is targeting a different group of people which is not optimal. Nathan Barry confirmed this here.
Being a Ruby on Rails developer, I think I will go for the first option since I belongs to this group myself.
It’s gonna be hard !
I have another problem. You may have guessed that I’m not a native english speaker. Writing content of quality is a real challenge for me.
By the way, if you notice any weird things in my articles or if you have any suggestions to help me improve my writing, just send a quick mail to firstname.lastname@example.org, thanks !
Since I’m not a native english speaker, I’m not sure about the quality of the content I can produce. Specially for a big format such as an ebook. I still have to think about it but I plan to start in the next weeks.
First, I will pinch some friends of mine to know what they think about the subject. Then I will setup a landing page and let people preorder with a nice discount. I will try to blog a lot to describe pitfalls I encountered and how I resolved them.
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