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Welcome to my fresh new blog!

How could I start everything without first welcoming you?

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I’m Giacomo and I’m so glad to be able to say “welcome to my blog”! I decided to start my own blog a long time ago, about three or four years ago if I don’t go wrong, but for one reason or another I couldn’t do it until now and if I can be honest with you I’m also happy that I had to wait so much. I grew up a lot in 4 years as a person and as a developer, I also wrote a lot of articles on WordPress for other people learning all the tricks and the secrets about WordPress, I crafted my own theme and the most important thing is that the reasons why I wanted to start writing my posts are changed.

What are you going to write about?

Well, that’s a fair question, let me explain. The original idea was to create a web magazine like Tutorialzine or CSS-tricks with whom I would have tried to reach as many people as possible to make myself known on the web. So I used to think, like a lot of people do, that the world needed another blog filled with nothing else than words about development, articles that explain code, and useful snippets that everyone loves. With this, I’m not saying that I dislike that kind of post, but we all know that they’re popping out like mushrooms nowadays and I don’t expect myself to write a lot of them in here. What I really want now is to have a unique place where I am free to express myself, reflect on the work that I have to do and that I’m planning to do, and, very importantly, keep track of my projects. Now maybe the posts I’ll publish won’t be interesting or maybe they will (and if you will I’ll be the happiest person in this world), but that’s absolutely not the point. This blog will be a public diary of a little guy that lives in Italy trying to realize his dreams.

Why English?

I wanted to talk about this decision that I took just to truly acknowledge how much people and their ideas can change during a period of growth.
I remember that when I started thinking about opening my own blog, I wasn’t so confident reading English stuff and so I used to spend precious time on Google trying to search for Italian resources that could teach me coding.
Nothing I could find was good enough, and so I rolled up my sleeve and started learning English while reading stuff, with the idea that one day I would have translated everything into Italian if I’d ever opened a blog to increase the amount of content in my native language… and guess what?

Here I am, doing everything except translating resources. I had to take this decision some days ago and honestly, I can’t choose any language but English if I want to be understood by a bigger number of people. Also will help me improve my writing skills.

What do you do?

My first year of university is about to start and in a week I will be living with a friend of mine in a new city where we will have our own house. So my official profession would be “computer science student”, but generally I love almost every kind of art. I like writing stories, drinking tea, studying typography, watching the sky with my telescope, and a lot of other stuff.
One thing though I like at least as much as I love programming is cinema. I like watching Tv shows, Movies, short films, feature films, and everything that has been shot with a camera. You understand that I don’t joke around when you see my Trakt profile.

So I think we’ve arrived at the end. In the next few days I will post the project I’m working on but now the only thing I feel I have to say is that while this first post is published a whole new life is starting for me and I hope everything will go well… and now let me tell you that with this post we had finally a wonderful liftoff.