I should be blogging this on my portfolio site, but seeing that it’s still in under construction mode, I’ll be writing about it here.
I’m currently going through courses in Udemy. I’ve tried Code School, Code Academy, W3 Schools, and all others that provided non-traditional ways of teaching me how to code. And yet, I still end up going back to square one, knowing, or rather improving, my knowledge and expertise (?) in HTML and CSS and just simply blogging/operating CMS-based sites in general with the help of a lot of pre-built stuff, like making child themes out of existing premade themes and ready-to-use plugins. That’s partially because of my scatterbrained attention span and some methods of just watching videos and very little interaction did not amp up my motivation to learn and stick to it.
Then, sometime last year, from a Facebook ad, I discovered Skillcrush. I wanted to take classes, as well as mentorship, with Thinkful and Bloc, but their tuition costs are rather expensive for me.1 Skillcrush also isn’t free, but I did take a look at their programs and I got interested in their WordPress Development Blueprint program. The cost isn’t as expensive as those at Thinkful and Bloc, but they do offer apprenticeship right after learning the nuts and bolts of WordPress development, which does truly help applying the skills we learned in to real life projects. Although I’ve got some experience doing that so, I’m only relying on existing themes and frameworks and create child themes out of them. This program, however, teaches us to create our own custom themes without relying on existing premade themes and child themes. That should be of great help for me. I believe that I can make better child themes if I do learn how to create my own custom themes, add them to my portfolio, and even open my own theme store to earn money from it.
In short, yes, I will be busy. Maybe I wouldn’t be blogging as much as I used to because I really do need concentration to succeed. I don’t even know if I should even open another progress blog regarding my studying. Maybe not. We’ll just see what happens.
Back to the studies!
On the sidenote...
- I haven’t even paid off my student loans from college… [↩]