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Why I’m Not Writing Year In Review Posts?

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Many of you know that for the last four years, I regularly published my year in review posts. Here’s a list for reference.

No more year in review posts…#

I am not going to be publishing any more of these starting from 2019. I know it may sound odd but hear me out. I started spending a lot of time writing these posts. I do a lot of stuff every year. It’s how I am wired.

In 2019 I started to notice that the amount of time I was spending on keeping track of all my activities was a lot. I had stopped enjoying that. All of that time could have been spent doing more work or staying away from it.

And you know how December and January are filled with vacations? You spend an entire year working hard and then you relax at the end of it? Well, not me. I would spend the entire December and then ten or so days in January writing my year in review posts.

This was unhealthy and last year after publishing my year in review I felt burnt out. I had missed out on vacations and had to go back to work.

So, I’m putting my foot down. I won’t be writing these years in reviews anymore. At least for a foreseeable future. If you’d like to know what I am up to, the best way to do that is to follow my Twitter account. I use that as a mini-blog.

Peace! ✌️

Helping businesses understand developers. Head of Developer Relations RapidAPI.

πŸ“Ÿ Edutainer at Node.js CLI Automation course (100 videos Β· 22 Projects) & VSCode.pro course (over 20K devs). 🎩 Award-winning Open Source Engineer & Dev Advocate 🦊 Google Developers Expert Web DevRel πŸš€ Mars Ingenuity Helicopter code contributor πŸ† 8th GitHub Stars Award recipient 🌳 Node.js foundation Community Committee Outreach Lead, Member Linux Foundation, OpenAPI Business Governing Board, and DigitalOcean Navigator.

✌️ Author of various open-source dev-tools and software libraries used by millions of developers worldwide ⓦ WordPress Core Developer πŸ“£ TEDx Speaker with 100+ international talks.

πŸ”₯ Satya Nadella Β· CEO of Microsoft, said β€” Awais is an awesome example for developers.
πŸ™Œ Leading developers and publishing technical content for over a decade πŸ’œ Loves his wife (Maedah) ❯ Read more about Ahmad Awais.

πŸ‘‹β€¦ Awais is mostly active on Twitter @MrAhmadAwais

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