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Giving up creating for the web (without a fight)

After almost 15 years of creating websites and small apps I’m done with web development as of today.

I don’t like it anymore. In fact, I haven’t liked this job for many years.

In 2012 I tried to take a break for a couple of months to concentrate on writing and enhancing my own life. It went well initially but somehow I ended up accepting clients again. Maybe it was the money, maybe it was the fact that I’m good at what I do.

Now it has been six years again and I wonder: How the fuck did I not quit earlier?

I can’t stand the tech game anymore. Dealing with agencies and clients has always been a nightmare.

I’ll continue to create websites and applications. But I’ll get myself another job, something more humane.

If money comes my way from my online adventures I’m fine with that but working my ass off for oblivious clients is just not in my blood anymore. It probably has never been.

A good friend told me to increase my income so I feel better about all that shit. I thought about it for a month now and I know I could earn much more than I do. But I realized that I’m not doing this for the money. It just doesn’t feel right.

I wanna do something meaningful, even if it means to go back to square one.