php artisan laraletter:send --shutdown
Hey there, everyone! 👋
Welcome to the third and sadly the last edition (at least for now) of the LaraLetter Newsletter and thank you for being a subscriber! 😎
I wrote a long tweet today on my Twitter profile and I wanted to share the same text here with you all:
I will pin this to my profile, so here's an update for everyone about my Twitter profile.
This will be a longer tweet, so if you're interested keep reading!
Some months ago I created this account, this was not my first account. I had an account here for years, but it was more of a personal account and I deleted all my social accounts some time ago because of depression and other issues.
This time I created an account focused on creating content about #PHP and #Laravel. It was great, in a few months I had more followers than I had on my personal account for years.
I started writing more on my blog, I started to contribute to the Laravel Framework codebase and I made a lot of great connections here.
I work on a 9-5 job and I really like it, it provides me things I never dreamed of. I come from a very small town in Brazil and a poor family, so I never thought I would be where I'm right now and I'm really glad about that.
Maintaining a 9-5 job, a healthy relationship, taking care of my own health and creating content is too much for me. I know there are a lot of people out there that can do that and I'm really amazed at how they are able to do so. I tried, but then I started to feel the burnout again, the need to create content to keep people engaged with my content, to help people out.
Alongside that, I shared some weeks ago that I had some health and personal issues that I'm still taking care of, so I had to "quit" creating content.
I'm going to still write on my blog every now and then and I'll still continue to contribute to Open Source, but at my own pace, without the pressure of the NEED to do something to get people engaged or to get "famous" on the developer community. My health and happiness are way much more important than that and I'm already happy with my life.
Said that, I hope that everyone understands my choice of stepping down as an active Twitter/Blog content creator because there are thousands of people out there creating amazing content, so you won't miss just a random guy like me creating stuff.
I'm also going to shut down my Newsletter and I'll send this same text there so people know about this.
I'll still be around on Twitter, I'll be less active and the profile will become more personal, but I'll share things I find interesting related to development as well.
Have an amazing week everyone and keep rocking!!!
Thanks for riding together in this short journey that was LaraLetter. If you want to stay in touch, follow me on Twitter!