2020 and 2021 were difficult years for all of us. The Covid-19 has shaped the way we live, work, and educate. But, in every negative situation, there are always learnings we can take to be better humans, spouses, parents, and professionals. I know, it’s easier say than done. But, we need to find our ways.
I’ve taken the time to learn more about myself, about a different life and business topics. I’ve changed the way I look at things, observe, feel and execute them. As the result of many learnings I gained through the last 15 years (especially the last two), I decided to start my personal brand slash blog. I feel that after four tech books I wrote, 100+ articles I published – I have the credibility to have and speak to my own audience.
This is how it started back in 2017. I published my first book (183 pages) in paper format. It was used, and still is, to teach students and IT professionals how to use and manage Windows 10.
In February 2021 I released my personal blog techwithjasmin.com. With a help of my friend Samir Fajkovic, I finished all back-end and front-end infrastructure tasks. The thing that makes me curious here is that I am learning a lot about web servers, content writing, graphic design, analytics, and others.
Network monitoring, Backup&Restore, Hypervisors, Windows, Windows Servers, CloudMy focus topics
From time to time, I received positive feedback for the layout and design of my blog. That makes me happy and motivated in the same time.
Some stats from my blog:
From February 2021, until now, I invested my spare time on weekends to learn more about content writing and actual writing. Here is what I did:
- Published 45 tech articles on blog www.techwithjasmin.com.
- Some of the tech articles are ranked first on the Google.
- Some of the tech articles were shared on Microsoft TechNet, SpiceWorks and others.
- My article about Hyper-V Server 2022 was published in magazin “PCpress.rs” in paper format. That smell of printer magazin was outstanding.
- Readers from all around the world.
Some of stats from LinkedIn
An active part of my education and professional development is using LinkedIn. If you’d like to see what is happening on my profile, check it out HERE. I implemented analytics to track the behavior and engagement, and here are some numbers.
I earned three certificates on the fly (without studying a lot).
- Certified for CompTIA Cloud+. Check it HERE.
- Certified for CompTIA Cloud Admin Professional. Check it HERE.
- Renewed my Microsoft MCT. Check it HERE.
Some of the books I recommend reading:
- Make Time: How to focus on what matters every day; by Jake Knapp
- Atomic Habits: by James Clear
- Show Your Work!: How to Share Your Creativity with the World; by Austin Kleon
- Steal Like An Artist: 10 Things Nobody Told Me About the Creative Life; by Austin Kleon
- Keep Going: 10 Ways to Stay Creative in Good Times and Bad; by Austin Kleon
- Play Nice But Win: A CEO’s Journey from Founder to Leader; by Michael Dell
- Leaders Eat Last: Why Some Teams Pull Together and Others Don’t; by Simon Sinek
- Difficult Conversations: How to Discuss What Matters Most; by Bruce Patton
- Thanks for the Feedback: The Science and Art of Receiving Feedback Well; by Douglas Stone
- The Culture Code: The Secrets of Highly Successful Groups; by Daniel Coyle
New role starting February 2022
I will have a new role. I will become the father of the little boy. I hope he will be better than me.
Thank you for reading.