I am increasingly struck by the idea that technical blogs are just a way of building your own technical documentation. You write about the problem you had and how you solved it, in part to helps others who might stumble upon, but even more so to help yourself if you find yourself in that predicament again.
This is my contribution.
Having role models who look like you is important
I got to speak with Swapnil of TFIR while at GitLab Contribute earlier this year, and this takeaway from our interview is spot on.
It is important to be able to look around the room and have people who look like you.