I’ve always liked to explain the things that I do and how I do them. I tend to be pedantic when I’m asked about something I know about (and sometimes also if nobody asks me…). But while I had this blog for a lot of time I’ve never been able to write much on it. Some sort of writer’s block got in the way, or perhaps, I wasn’t sure what to write about, so I let it languish.
It’s only recently that I’ve come to think about trying again to write but this time I wanted to do it with a clear purpose. Lately I’ve began to appreciate the way many people have been using email instead of a blog (or better beside a blog) to start a conversation with readers that could be interested in a particular topic. So I’ve decided to start a newsletter myself, this was my first 2014 resolution, and I’m happy to see that it’s taking shape.
I’ve started this process by trying to think about who I’d like to share something with and who could be interested in what I had to say. I’ve chosen to write for ruby developers and business owners releasing web applications in production, and opening them to the public. I’ve done this multiple times and I may have tips and tricks to share, and even if I won’t I’m sure that I’ll learn a lot in the process of trying to do so (I’m hoping to learn at least as much as I’ll be able to teach).
So I’m proud to announce that I’m officially opening Get Production Ready, head over to the newsletter page, let me know what you think of it! If you wish to read about how to structure your application to make it simpler to install on a server in a robust way. You’ll read how to provision your server and automate its setup, how to handle deployments and much more.
I’ll send out the first newsletter issue next wednesday and I’m looking forward to all the feedback that you could give me.
As a last note, beyond my family (who have probably seen me typing at the computer a lot more than usual this week), I should thank two groups I’ve been part of in the last months which helped me a achieve this first step: The Freelancer’s Guild, specially my fellow mastermind friends (you guys rock!), and the JFDI community which through the “week of hustle” gave me the last push to make it real. This is just the start!