The thought of programming usually remains miles away from a writer's realm.
After all, why would a writer delve into lines of code when words are our forte?
But imagine a world where the two realms converge. A corner where I, as a
content writer, can seamlessly wield both skills. This newfound ability has not
only transformed my approach to work but has also sparked a journey that is
reshaping my creative landscape.
A Personal Journey
This story began on a regular Wednesday evening. I had my freshly crafted blog
content nestled within my Notion workspace. The task at hand: to take this
content and bring it to life on fastn.com. Skepticism lingered – could I truly
navigate the technical intricacies? Would the process consume an exorbitant
amount of time, clashing with my existing to-dos?
Enter [`Ajit`](https://www.fifthtry.com/team) (Devrel) from the fastn Team. He
provided me with a concise list of links, including installing fastn, GitHub,
and a Texteditor (Sublime).
In about 30 to 40 minutes, I transitioned from decoding these tools to
completing the tasks he had outlined. That was the heavy lifting of the two-day
journey. The next day, a few quick calls with Ajit along with some videos he had
already created accelerated the learning curve. The process took shape,
converting the content from Notion into fastn language. By 12:40 on Friday, I
had created my first GitHub pull request, marking a significant accomplishment.
Later that day, I eagerly added a new component to my blog post – an opportunity
I didn't have with Notion. After witnessing my work live on fastn.com, I knew
those two days were well-invested.
And as I stood on the threshold of
[`my debut fastn page`](https://fastn.com/blog/intimidation-of-programming/),
little did I know that a transformation was awaiting…
The Synergy Between Writing and Programming
How often have we, as content writers, wished for something that allowed us to
build our creations exactly as we envisioned? fastn bridged that gap, bringing
together two seemingly distinct skills working together - harmonizing content
creation and execution.
Next time I have an idea to publish, I no longer have to pass it off to the tech
team, hoping they'll interpret my vision correctly.
Complete Control from my Writing Desk to the Live Webpage
As content writers, we're no strangers to the urge to perfect our work. We
meticulously edit and tweak, aiming to enhance our creation until it resonates
just right. Yet, the power to make those tweaks post-publication has
traditionally eluded us. And often we are unable to modify a single line without
triggering a chain reaction of developer involvement. fastn changed that. Now, I
can make those last-minute changes to content, without relying on external help.
It's liberating to control the outcome as the creator. I can swiftly bring
changes to life without delay or intermediaries.
Nandhini, Content Writer
The Unspoken Communication Struggle
Ever tried to convey your creative vision to another person and felt the words
fall short? We've all been there. This video might trigger a familiar struggle.
fastn transforms this scenario. Instead of lengthy instructions, I turn my
vision into reality directly. No more exhaustive explanations – just direct
You might wonder – why not resort to platforms like WordPress, Wix, or Webflow?
They are tried-and-true, but they come with a price tag.
fastn eliminates the financial burden. It offers the power of creation without
cost. But what I most love is how easy it is to learn. And unlike other
platforms, fastn ensures a clean separation of content and presentation. This
means you can tweak designs without compromising brand guidelines or involving
The ability to unite writing and programming within a single platform adds a new
dimension. And while this transformation might not find its way onto my resume
just yet, it was undoubtedly a skill worth exploring.
In the gaps between my creations, I realize this newfound skill helps me craft
beyond words. It's a productive diversion, a puzzle I solve during breaks, and
a momentum-builder when my main task hits a roadblock. `fastn` is becoming an
integral part of my creative toolbox, altering not just the way I work but the
very essence of how I create.
Thank you for reading!