I am a regular person, a tester by profession, currently working in a big international software company. I like my job, and I am passionate about it.
I want to start a blog for some time. But why? There are hundreds or rather thousands of testing blogs on the Internet. Why start a new one? What makes mine special, worth writing, and worth reading? It's simple ...
I care about my professional and personal growth. Joining as a junior tester 6 years ago, I have been steadily growing within my company, but I have reached point in my career as a tester where I realized that if I want to grow, I have to venture out in the testing world and explore on my own. And if I want to help my team to grow, I must start bringing my discoveries back to my team. I realized I cannot be a lone tester hoping to figure out all the testing wisdom on my own, but I need to seek for guidance and wisdom in the community. And to sustain my growth, I have to become part of the community, at at some point, also give back to the community.
Hereby, I set the following goals for myself:
Expand my knowledge by exploring the testing world
Become active member and promote myself within testing community
Share useful information with the testing community
I am hoping a blog will help me me achieve these goals, and maybe at some point will also become valuable for people like me.
So what have I done so far? Obviously I started a blog :). I also registered a Twitter account after my visit at Agile Testing Days 2013 (a year ago). I only started tweeting this month though! I never could get a good hang of social sites, so for me this is quite a challenge. You can reach me @monikaprotivova.
I wanted to say don't care if anyone reads my blog, but that would be an ugly lie. I do care a lot! I want it to become trusted and respected source of good information, one day.
So if you do stumble upon my blog, please give me feedback, I'd really appreciate it.