What effect does doing boring work have on you as a web developer?
What effect does working on boring projects have on you as a web dev?
This is a problem I understand all too well.
A lot of the stuff I build is very narrow. We use this database, this framework, these UI layouts, this style of coding.
And I like to think of myself as a creative.
Someone who creates code that is elegant and succinct.
And that makes a lot of the work I do pretty dull.
However, I am on long term retainers for that work. So I get paid, week in week out, month in, month out.
And I chose that path.
Remember, when you work for yourself, you get to choose.
- Who do you work for?
- What type of work do you do?
- How do you do it?
It may seem that you're going pretty narrow. But there are seven billion people out there - so there's someone who wants what you do.