Side projects are one of the most exciting things I’ve done since I started working full time. I started a lot of them! And I really mean it, a lot. I’m done with very, very few of them though 🤷♂️.
When you are working in the web field, it is always thrilling to discover new things, to practice new technologies, etc….
But you have to know how to curb your ambitions, otherwise, you quickly end up with a myriad of unfinished exciting projects.
I just published a new version of this WordPress plugin (the only side project I’ve been able to complete in the last six months 😃). I had planned a few weeks ago to completely refactor its code, but it’s a pretty long job; so I decided to move forward step by step, and publish new versions as I go along.
So my little advice to myself today is:
You’re not going to create the best software/tool in the world in two days, Justin. Move forward little by little, and above all, SHIP IT. NOW!