Your own programming blog πŸ““

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Wheater you have your own blog/website or not, I think you can agree with me about it being a great way of showcasing yourself and sharing your knowledge. That's in fact why I myself have started one not so long ago. πŸ˜‰

But getting started with blogging (especially in the programming world) can be tough. From creating the best content to advertising and sharing it with the future audience. All this stuff can be hard for new and even more matured bloggers out there.

To the point then. Let this thread be a collection of recommendations regarding blogging. These can range from sole content creation to advertising. This way I hope everyone will learn something new. So, let's get it done! πŸ˜„

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So, let me start first with a quick list of my top recommendations!

1. Write the best possible content! (this one could be a little more insightful)
2. Always remember to share your work with others. (this one too)
3. Keep it up! ✌(self-explanatory)

 

To start with, write stuff regularly. There are a lot of blogs with one/two posts, and nothing else.
Also, there is a trap called "overengineering". People get excited, research static generators for days, and after can even roll their own. The reality is that literally anything will work (even bare HTML, but there are limitations, like RSS, markdown support, etc).

Sometimes people set up their custom blog and write about it, and that's all (aforementioned one–two posts). Instead, write a post about something you work with, or curious about. Don't try to get many ideas in the beginning, they will start to emerge after you begin to write. And link to your old posts!

To make a list:

  1. Don't overengineer tech side
  2. Write regularly
  3. Topics will emerge after you start

Good luck!

 

i am in process of building my own blog.

Sometimes people set up their custom blog and write about it, and that's all (aforementioned one–two posts).

This is spot on. The first post i wrote is about setting up the blog.

Instead, write a post about something you work with, or curious about. Don't try to get many ideas in the beginning, they will start to emerge after you begin to write. And link to your old posts!

Okay, i'm taking your advice on this. i have already wrote first post on setting up blog and wanted to write more on that . But not anymore, i am going to write something related to my area of work.

Thank you for the directions @bloomca

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