Programmers that don't blog should start right now. You're future self with thank you when your blog helps you getting a better job, earn more money and of course, have an easier time learning new concepts.
- Your blog is your portfolio
- It provides a way to share your knowledge
- You can use your blog is a way to make more money
- Blogging is a great way to help you learn
- Blogging is a way to interact with other programmers
Programmers are often judged by their past work. Blogs are a great way to show prospective employers your work and skills. This is especially true for programmers who are self-taught and don't have a formal education. I have found that employers are often impressed by self-learning programmers.
If you haven't taken the time to blog about your work, you're missing out on a terrific opportunity to show prospective employers what you're capable of. I would stongly recommend that you get started right now. What are you waiting for?
I'm sure that right now you probably have a lot of knowledge in your head that you would like to share with other people. Blogging is an excellent way to do that.
Here are some of the things that you can share with your readers:
- Your experience
- Your knowledge
- Your opinions
- Your ideas
- Your mistakes
- Your thoughts
You can use your blog is a way to make more money
I believe that most people don't blog because they don't see how it can be used to make more money. Here are some of the ways that you can use your blog to make more money:
- You can use your blog as a form of self-promotion
- You can use your blog as a way to get money from advertisements
- You can use your blog as a way to get money from sponsors
- You can use your blog as a way to promote your products
I believe that the best way to learn a new programming concept is to share your thoughts and ideas. Blogging is a great way to do that because you can write about your thoughts and you can also get feedback from the people who read your blog.
When I write a blog post, I often find that I have to think about the concepts that I'm writing about and I can't help but think about them more.
I believe that blogging is a great way to have a voice in the programming community. Here are some of the ways that you can use your blog to interact with other programmers:
- You can show the things that you have learned
- You can talk about your ideas
- You can share your opinions
- You can get feedback from your readers
- You can help other programmers
- You can offer your knowledge
- You can answer questions
I started blogging, the first step was surprisingly easy but you need to make sure you find a good blogging platform. There were lots of options out there, like medium, which was already established for writing articles, but locked you into their platform and wasn't very coder friendly, especially for code snippets.
I also saw other places that let you post like devto, but those aren't really for blogging, and more akin to things like reddit.
The option I decided on was Hashnode
For those who haven't heard about it, it was one of the newer platforms, and this means that you get the opportunity to ride the wave of growth that comes along with that. If you want to get noticed, I would join in now because I can see this platform becoming as large as freeCodeCamp and other communities specifically for developers.
And the reason this was possible is because they combine of both your own personally blog, alongside a community of developer blogs that show up as a feed. This means that your articles will be recommended to others while also remaining your own. I wanted to give them a try.
I registered the domain adriantwarog.com recently, and wanted to see how this works. The first step was to setup the DNS to point towards hashnode, and then, that's it!
I'll be posting the video for this article on Thursday where I'll go more into depth about my journey in content, blogging and why I think it's important, but hope you enjoyed this sneak peek!
If you haven't already, sign up to Hashnode and try writing your first article, your future self will definitely thank you!
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