I ignored the development scene for 6 months. It was fine
Let's be honest: that's a somewhat click-baity title :D
Sometimes we tell/hear jokes about how this industry moves so fast (let's not talk about JS!) that you need to be following new topics and learning new buzzwords everyday, non-stop. But as I started to read the post, it got me thinking: do we really need to keep up with every new framework out there?
Then I found this nice little jewel:
... the number of languages I’ve learned or the specific frameworks I’ve gained experience with matters very little. What actually matters is my ability to up-skill quickly and effectively
It's cool if you miss some of the latest trends - I haven't had the chance to play with Astro yet, just to give an example. Focus on the basics, making sure you have very strong foundational knowledge. Don't lose the willingness to learn new things, but be smart about how to learn them.