Sometimes I wonder if I’m measuring my professional success on an entirely different scale than most of the people in my equivalent role. When I have that thought, I have to remind myself about HEWD experience, where I actually felt like I might be ahead of the curve in something…
…for once in my life. I think maybe that’s the psychological barrier I’m struggling against. As long as I can remember, I’ve been behind everyone else in being hip, knowing the trends, seeing what’s coming. I’ve known lots of people who are snobs about their hobbies or fandom, because they were into it before it was cool.
This is the first time ever that I’ve been “into it before it was cool” –where _it_ in this case is (a) web standards, (b) css, and (c) blogging. And it was gratifying to realize it at HEWD: been there, done that. 😉
But sometimes I look around and it doesn’t seem like that’s anywhere, like it’s even a thing that others strive towards. Sigh.