Today I asked one of my friends that I can trust in my team, who starts working remotely. So I wanted to get some feedbacks from him in person. I shared my objective, work and effort in 200Wad for writing and my technical blog for improving my technical skill.
His feedbacks are as follows:
- Increase the writing part in the beginning of each post in my technical blog so that people are not surprised at seeing the code at first and understand the benefits.
- Ask for feedbacks from somoone who I can trust and have no conflict of interest in any aspect once in a while, not too frequently
- Maintain the relationship in between even if just saying "how are you?". Do not only keep asking
- Prepare some articles or writings that might be interesting for him or her (=give) so that they might get the benefits from you more or less.
For the first point, yes I am still feeling that I am not good at writing and try to escape writing a structured summary in a post, which requires me to think a lot. But it is legitimate point and I should challenge myself to improve my technical writing as well as deepening my understanding of them.
Second point. He said that there were some very nice people who were happy to help you but not everyone. The good feedback is very critical. He also suggested to find a local writing club where a dozen of people gather with their own writing and exchange their constructive feedback mutually. They are very happy to help each other.
Last but not least, He clearly said that writing skill is way more important than deep learning or machine learning. This statement made me thinking for a while. As Buffett mentioned, it is true that information with longer expiration date is more valuable i.e., the one capturing the essence of our society or underlying unchanged value.