Learning in Public
Ever since becoming an internet citizen, learning in public is a term I’ve heard often. What is learning in public?
In my case, I’m early in my career as a product manager and I’m also recruiting for full time roles. As I’m consuming more product related content, learning on the job, and going through the recruitment cycle, I’m learning something new every day. I document these learnings through my blog for everyone to see.
Whether it be learning how to code, understanding the Web3 space, or how to write, learning in public is about sharing these learning to a broader audience through a blog, Twitter, YouTube, etc.
Why should you learn in public?
- Serendipity. Learning in public is one way to play the internet game. When you learn publicly, you can potentially grow a following which leads to friendships and opportunities later down the road.
- Sharing knowledge with others. They say that the best mentors are those that are a few steps ahead of you. As someone learning to write, that means the best mentor isn’t necessarily a Stephen King or Margaret Atwood, but someone that is one or two years in their writing journey. Most content out there is written by experts or those that are masters in the craft. Learning in public can serve as a blueprint for those in a similar position to where you are.
- Reflection. I find that learning in publicly helps me learn more. It helps me learn more because it’s a forcing function to reflect on something I learned and growth happens through reflection.