Learning by Teaching

May 12, 2017

Each day I try to help others by answering questions in the Webflow forums because helping others has proven to help me: I get a more well-rounded understanding because some issues I have never thought about, I get to explain my process to others which makes more solid for me, and it pushes me to become better in order to be a credible source.

My forum activity

Sometimes I’m of no help. An issue is above my current understanding which gives me the opportunity to read about solutions from other members that I wouldn’t have been able to provide. That’s the best. Learning from other seasoned designers and developers who are pushing the limits with Webflow.

Helping others has proven to help me

Does it make a difference?

Of course it makes a difference! Not only am I putting myself out there to be seen as an expert in the field, I am also allowing myself to learn from people who are way smarter than I am. It makes a huge difference to the people I help.

This puts a huge smile on my face

And it makes a huge difference in my day-to-day work. The solutions I read about translate into new functionality for the website I am maintaining as well as the redesign project I am a part at Hunter Engineering (learned more about utilizing the tab element from a question on the forum which is now a new component in the website).

Overnight Success

It won’t happen. Just a slow-and-steady push for progress. That’s the best that I can do. That fact is what will lead to my future success.

Stay tuned each workday to hear my journey to be hired by Webflow.