My very first post

Photo by Clemens van Lay on Unsplash
Photo by Clemens van Lay on Unsplash

This is the first post I’ve ever published and it marks the beginning of a new journey.

Why am I doing this?

I’ve always wanted to start writing, gather my thoughts, summarize my learnings and share them with you, it just never felt the “right time”.

Sharing knowledge

More and more friends have started to ask me about my favorite books, ups, and downs of the nomad lifestyle, the gear I am using, how could they get into programming, just to name a few. Putting on paper some of these ideas is one of the best ways to reach even more people.

Giving back

Without all the authors, YouTubers, bloggers or anyone out there who inspires me constantly, I would not be writing this post for sure. I owe a lot to all of these amazing people and content creators. I think that a great way to express my gratitude and give back to the community is to start documenting and sharing the journey I am on.

For myself

It is also a little bit for myself. I believe this challenge will help me to grow in ways which I can not even imagine right now.

I also want to use this opportunity to be more visible online, punch the fear of rejection and criticism in the face, and get better at writing and expressing my ideas.

Most importantly though, I want 2019 to be the year of creation. I want to start creating more, be that blog posts, photos, videos or just hacking something together over the weekend.

Why now?

I’ve been following for a while Nuseir Yassi’sjourney of creating a video every single day for 1000 days and his challenge ended on January the 5th. He managed to become one of the most inspiring human beings on planet Earth and everything began with a single video on April 10th of 2016.

Recently I’ve participated on the Nomad Cruise, an epic journey crossing the Atlantic Ocean with almost 500 people onboard, all interested in some ways in the digital nomad lifestyle. On this cruise, I’ve met hundreds of amazing people doing all kind of super cool things and it inspired me to start creating more.

I’ve also stumbled upon the 90-day content creation challenge by The Ginger Nomad, where you should post a piece of content to a chosen platform every day for 90 days. This can be anything from a photo to Instagram, a post on Medium or a video on Youtube. The purpose of this challenge is to develop creative skills, stick to something until you finish it and build up an online presence.

Finally, there will be never a perfect time for anything. The best is to just start now and figure out the details along the way.

How I am gonna do it?

Initially, I wanted to have my website and all the social media channels up and going for the ”launch”. The problem with that approach is that it takes so much more time and it makes putting out content 10X harder.

Why not start lean and share as soon as possible? Instead of having everything set up, I’ve decided to just start publishing here, on Medium, and build out the rest of the things along the way.

What can you expect following me?

I am still in the process of finding my voice and I have no idea yet what approach I am going to take to express my thoughts.

Meanwhile, you can expect posts about my favorite books, interesting trips I’ve done, facts about habits, basic investing, the digital nomad lifestyle, productivity tips, minimalism, and photography.

Most importantly, I will try to make every post compact, easy to digest, while also offering a lot of value.

Stay curious 😉.

What can you do to support me?

Please give me feedback, as much as you can. Because I am doing this for the very first time, I will need a lot of improvements for sure. If you have any ideas thoughts or comments, don’t be afraid to reach out and tell me, it would mean the world to me.

Leave comments, write me a message or find me on any of the socials listed below. Taking into account your feedback, I will be able to improve the content I am putting out and give you more value. I believe it is a win-win situation 🙏.

Final thoughts

If you enjoyed this article, got curious about what am I up to here, let’s connect.

Thanks for reading! 🙏

Róbert Istók
A personal blog by Róbert Istók about coding, traveling, habit building, and much more (Psst... I am open to opportunities.)