• Dirk HCM van BoxtelDirk HCM van Boxtel, over 2 years ago

    You're damn right. And you're damn wrong.

    Here's the thing - and I've been in both positions myself, currently in the same position you're talking about.

    You're damn right: they've got tonnes of resources... or they don't, and just write about how to do the job properly on their own time, whilst their daily job is a mess.

    Don't stress over not doing things the right way - stress over knowing what the right way is! Reading these types of articles gives you a target to shoot for. How close you'll get depends on the resources you have.

    To put it in different words: factor the resources at your disposal into your self-assessment.

    I've been in the business for well over a decade, and still sometimes find myself butchering a WordPress template to get a landing page out there today.

    It happens.

    So you're right about this being "your fault" for not picking a different job. However, you're wrong when you think you're "not doing enough".

    4 points
    • Mattan IngramMattan Ingram, over 2 years ago

      Excellent points, and I appreciate the thought.

      Interestingly I find that I'm spending more time documenting my work internally to explain its value to leadership and development teams, rather than documenting it for external audiences. Maybe I can tweak my internal documentation to more easily be shared.

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