Well, that’s of course nonsense. In fact, the only person who has been waiting for it is me. This is my first blog post ever, and I am full of expectations of how it’s going to take off. If you are curious why, carry on reading, if not, that’s ok too. I promise I won’t be crying long for the lost reader.
• Who is that weird guy on the right?
Oh, glad you’ve asked. That’s me, in full glory (Haha, not very funny..). Ok, enough of fooling around. My name is Lukas Petr, I am 18 years old, I live in the Czech Republic and study at a secondary school (final year). But, I am an iOS developer in the first place, often thinking of how to make it in the App world. The reason for this blog is mostly that I wanted to express my ideas, which are running through my mind eager to get out. But not only that. I strongly believe that formulating ideas and sharing them can improve my personality, and sort of calm down spikes in my mood (both upwards and downwards). This means that I am not only going to share my ideas and opinions, but also my feelings. Some of you might argue that blog shouldn’t be a place for confessions, but you know what? I don’t care. That’s another feature I find extremely interesting about blogs – there are no rules, no boundaries. Nowadays, the world is full of restrictions, and I am tired of it. I can’t get rid of the feeling that society wants us to live in a very restricted manner (to name some of them: study until you are 25, get a university degree, find a proper 9-to-5 job, start a family, do not even try to think about doing something extraordinary, etc.). Now let me ask you something: what did you were you doing last week? Was it something you are passionate about, or just a duty you “have to do”? Your answer to this should explain it pretty well. This was a little off-topic, but you get the idea..
• What’s the purpose of this blunt design?
I am going to be totally honest with this one. I had been looking for a designer several times over the last year and a half, but my expectations were high and my budget was low. And even after I managed to earn some money by coding an app for local Czech water company, I still was too busy doing other things and therefore still putting off the actual searching for a talented designer. Another problem is that great designers often don’t choose clients based on offered money, but based on their interest in the particular project. Now if you think that these ‘reasons’ are nothing but plain excuses for my laziness, you are probably right. I’ve decided for this simple ‘design’ mostly because I couldn’t wait to start writing any longer.
• What’s next?
I have plenty of interesting ideas I want to share with you guys, so don’t forget to add this blog to your RSS reader. On the other hand, I don’t want to make any promises regarding the frequency, length or topics of the upcoming posts. I’ve learned over the time that making promises often leads to breaking them, so it’s usually better to not promise at all. I do, however, want to make a commitment here to one rule: I won’t alter the blog posts once they are published (except correcting grammar mistakes). Opinions tend to change over time, but changing their past is definitely not a good idea. After all, you can’t change your life decisions either.
The last thing I would like to say is “Thank you”. Really, it’s astonishing you made it through the whole text without getting bored and leaving. I am open to any kind of constructive criticism, just please keep in mind when choosing the tone of your language that you are a human being. (No offense).
I don’t know what you think of it, but speaking for myself I have a special feeling that this is the beginning of a wonderful journey..