I should start with an apology for seeming to fall off the face of the Earth. With how The Weekly Retrospective was set up, I was finding it incredibly difficult to write and publish weekly. I felt restricted by what I could do with it.
The newsletter was centered around a reflection on the previous week and what was learned from it. Sometimes though, there really isn’t much to discuss in a week. Most weeks, I didn’t have some new knowledge or revelation to share. I often felt like sometimes I was sharing random bits of technology and life without much direction.
I made the choice to step back and reevaluate my brand as a whole. I did not like what I was posting and sharing. I wasn’t passionate about it and it felt more like a chore than anything else. December and January really didn’t see a whole lot of growth for my Twitter or Instagram and I didn’t send any issues of this newsletter.
What I did do in that time was code. I was working full-time and working on my freelance projects. I spent a lot of time learning, building, tinkering, reading, and I loved every second of it. I knew then that I wanted to rebuild my brand to reflect my love of coding. I wanted to share what I was working on, what I was learning about, and what I was struggling with. I want to take you on my journey with me.
My Twitter and Instagram have already started reflecting this change. I now feel like it’s time for this newsletter to as well. The Weekly Retrospective is now Brock’s Bytes!
The main focus of Brock’s Bytes is for me to share technological tips with you that you won’t find on my main blog. Smaller learnings, frustrations I’m having with a tool, things to be aware of, primarily content that doesn’t fit within the context of a blog post. This would also include things that don’t relate to anything specifically about technology specifically but rather around developer lifestyle as well. The goal is to be able to share a wider variety and more engaging content with you.
I’m very excited about this rebrand and think it will be much better in the long term. I hope to be able to better share my journey and experiences with you and that you find value in it. I can’t wait to start sharing with you!
Happy reading and I’ll see you next week!
- Brock Herion