Bloggers Club June/July 2020: Testing is like

Time for a new experiment with the Bloggers Club. I think it would be fun for people to write even microblogs and share them here on the chosen topic for the month. This will help those of us who have fallen out of the blogging routine to get back into it but also help folks looking to dip their toes into blogging for the first time

This month I’m choosing:

Testing is like…

You have until July 14th to write a blog post about the above title and share it here. Do you accept the challenge?

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Is there a topic or theme for these blogs?
Eg serious, fun, etc?

Entirely up to you Mike. It can be serious (how you’d explain it to your boss), light hearted (how your friends explain what testing is to others) or any angle you feel like taking :grin:

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As the saying goes…

Its like a box of chocolates… You know the rest :grin:

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Someone had to say it :stuck_out_tongue:

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This is cool. Might be just the push I need.

My personal blog has languished, with only one post in the last year. I found that when I started earning money as a technical and copy writer, my desire to continue my personal blog just evaporated. Now that I’m no longer working as a writer, it would be good to get back into the personal writing.

Thanks for posting this.

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Accepted. Should we all post on 14 July? Post when ready?

Joe

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You can post whenever you’re ready Joe :slight_smile:

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I already blogged my analogy o/
Any feedback is appreciate.
http://www.eliasnogueira.com/testing-is-like/

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Greetings!

Had some fun with this prompt! I invite you to read it here; feedback welcome

Thanks!
Joe

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@elias.nogueira Thank you for the inspiration, still work in progress. But I’ll add a part about cooking as well(agile cooking and responding to change). and I’ll talk about traveling as second part main blog.

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This was a fun challenge! Did something different from my other posts :slight_smile:https://testing.pejgan.se/2020/06/29/testing-is-like/

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@elias.nogueira

Replied on Slack but best to add a reply here to retain it :wink:

I love the cooking analogy you use. It’s a really easy way to explain to people outside of tech what we do!

@devtotest

“Testing is like searching for clues to solve a mystery.”

Yes!

We join our hero

Love how you set the scene!

Really enjoyed reading this :grin:

@pejgan I think the one that resonated the most with me from yours was

Testing is like fear of the dark.
Clearly seeing all the things that might go wrong, actually knowing the worst thing that could happen. Wondering how others manage to live in blissful ignorance.

That ties in soo much with some of my past experiences of testing.

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Thanks @heather_reid & @elias.nogueira for the inspiration
My blog is now ready, any feedback is appreciated!
Testing is Like COOKING + Traveling

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Featuring Floor-A, The Explora

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by @janet_gregory

Gardens grow and change with time like our products, and if we don’t constantly work on our ‘technical debt’ by keeping the weeds down and pulling them up by the roots, then it gets overgrown and useless. Two years ago, we left our garden alone for 2 weeks at a critical time while I attended a conference. When we came back, the garden was overrun with weeds. The plants did not flourish very well that year even after we spent time pulling weeds and cleaning up our ‘technical debt’.

But enough with the analogy. Products are not a garden.
https://janetgregory.ca/what-is-testing/

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Here is my entry to this challenge :slight_smile:

thanks @heather_reid for coming up with the idea!

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I’ve had a go, something very personal and a bit different - first ever wordpress blog post too, so thanks for the nudge.

https://beththetester.wordpress.com/2020/07/04/testing-is-like/

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Here is my contribution to the challenge: Testing is like buying a new Cello!

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Here’s my contribution:
http://www.cryan.com/blog/20200706.jsp

Thanks for the challenge!

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