I was on my soapbox the other day, and was in the delightful throes of giving a tirade to one of my other colleagues, when it occured to me that I was no longer being informative. My colleague might as well have been surfing the net for all the help I was being. In this case my passion for writing good code had run away with me.
In some quarters, being passionate about something can be seen as a dirty word. Whatever you want to call it, being an evangelist, obessive or whatever, passion can often cause you to run away with yourself. This is why passion is not always seen as a good thing.
However it is passion that will push you.
I love coding. I get up and code, I eat and code, I go to the toilet and code, well you get the idea. However there are some days when I wake up and think to myself I just cannot be bothered today. It is my passion which gets me up and gets me to the keyboard and gets me typing.
So are you passionate about coding? If so I would love to hear about it so why not leave a comment.