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Aleks Popovic

What a great read! I was recently thinking about blogging more frequently, so I loved reading your experiences. I currently publish one article each week alongside a YouTube video and they are almost always in a "how to do" format that you mention. I might need to look into adding some opinion based articles in between and hope that doesn't stretch me too thin.

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Facundo Gauna Author • Edited

Thanks Aleks, your latest blog posts look amazing. I wish I had the time to go make a video along with them too. Also maybe... I'm making it out harder and more time-consuming than it really is.

Here's an example of a opinion-based article on my blog.

Seth's blog is nothing but opinions and he blogs daily. It could be useful to check out his blogs daily for a couple of weeks to get the feel.

If you want to keep it more practical, here's an idea - you could do more "behind the scenes" content since ideally you already have the content to show. Examples:

  • Here's how I built this feature on my portfolio website
  • Here's what my latest project was
  • Here's how I deploy my changes
  • Here's how I make my videos that go along with my posts (I'd read/watch that one 😂)
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Aleks Popovic

Thank you Facundo, those are some excellent ideas and resources! I'll keep my eye on both yours and Seth's blogs.

To be fair, my process is reversed - most of the time I start out with a project I want to build, do a video around it, and then do an article based on the video. But, there are definitely things that don't warrant their own video which would fit nicely in a more condensed article format.

I will think about it and see if I can make it happen. I am definitely optimizing a lot of what I do along the way. I started writing/recording pretty recently, and like you said - the more you do it, the easier it gets.

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Facundo Gauna Author

Yeah, regarding your projects, that makes a lot of sense. When I said "projects", I didn't mean side projects. I assumed that you were a freelancer/consultant for some reason and what I was really meaning was "client projects."

Your process on starting with the video makes sense and I might give it a shot in the future.