July 2023: Nuxt Release Week, Turning 29 and Exploring Greece
I'm backpacking Europe while working on open-source. I'm currently in
🇦🇺 Sydney, let's meet up !
While working and travelling it's difficult to build momentum.
I have a constant pulse of things requiring attention: GitHub issues, Discord support questions, client issues etc.
I like helping people, it's rewarding in of-itself. But going for long periods without releasing new projects is demotivating.
That's why I was excited for the start of July. I had an entire week free in Sydney to focus on shipping.
With this excitement, I naively announced that I'd get something out every day on Twitter.
The v2 release of Nuxt SEO Kit has been something bouncing around in my mind for many months, so I decided to focus on that.
It started off really fun with overwhelmingly positive feedback. I even received my first Pizza sponsorship. An extra special shout out to Omar McPizza
Each night I was staying up progressively later and later. By the Friday release at 7am, I was done.
I had burnt the candle at both ends and was ready to enjoy the weekend.
I wasn't able to get Nuxt SEO Kit v2 out, but I was happy with what I had achieved.
A month of work finished in one week. Even though it was a grind, it was really fun, and I'm grateful to the community for their support.
On the 10th July, my girlfriend and I flew to Greece, starting the Europe leg of our travels.
This also happened to be one of my more unique birthdays. I spent the entire day in airplanes and airports, ending with a premium sleep on the floor of Singapore airport.
Being 28 was a good time with many memories and accomplishments while still trying to find my feet in open-source.
I'm especially proud of joining team Nuxt, and I'm excited for the year ahead and have plenty of exciting projects to release
We got to Athens just as they were in a heat wave, going from the Australian winter to 40 degree heat.
Our plan was to get to Istanbul, exploring what we could on the way, with an obligatory Greek island stop.
We had a lot of fun in Athens, especially at the archaeological sites and museums.
This was also our introduction to authentic Greek food, which has become our new favourite cuisine.
After Athens, we travelled to the beautiful Greek island Naxos.
We really liked exploring Halki village, the Old Town and beaches.
After Naxos, we headed inland to Meteora, which is known for its stunning rocky outcrops and monasteries. It was quite impressive.
Struggling with the heat, we decided to chill in Thessanoliki for a few days. The food, bars and museums were top tier.
Our final stop in Greece was the charming town of Xanthi, where we spent time wandering the picturesque cobblestone streets.
- VueFes Japan: I'll be speaking at VueFes Japan on the 28th October, would love to see you there!
- Nuxt Scripts: Started working on Nuxt Script in collaboration with the Google Aurora team
- Nuxt Link Checker: Released v2 with Live Inspections.
- Release Nuxt SEO Kit v2 (hopefully)
- Nuxt Scripts private beta
- 🚌 Türkiye, Bulgaria, North Macedonia, Albania, Montenegro