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Why Should Developers Blog?

aumayeung profile image John Au-Yeung ・3 min read

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Blogging is a way to write down what we know to the web and share it with others.

In this article, we’ll look at why developers should keep a blog.

Get a Deeper Understanding of Topics by Writing

We can get a deeper understanding of what we’re writing about by doing research.

Therefore, blogging is a great way to let us research and record what we learned.

Developer topics are often read by readers whenever they need help so we can offer them help by writing about the topics we want to know more about and then sharing the knowledge with people via a blog.

Become a Better Developer

From the knowledge that we gained from writing all those entries, we’ll get a better understanding of the topics we write about and become a better developer by applying the topics that we write about.

Blogging will let us explore more topics by looking at them more deeply and looking at things in ways that we didn’t in ways that we don’t during our work by researching and writing about new things.

We learn about both soft and technical topics by doing the research and applying the things we find for work and writing about them.

If we know enough to teach something, then we know that we understand them enough to use them ourselves and help people.

Meet New People

Blogging will make our presence public online. Therefore, people will find us eventually online, especially if we work to promote our blog.

This means that blogging is a great way to build an audience. Therefore, we can use our blog to meet new people and we can exchange ideas with them.

It’s another way to communicate with people that are outside of the local circle of people.

Build Good Relations With Other Developers

We can build relationships with other developers with our own blogs. It makes us better by building relationships with them and then we can help each other.

This is an opportunity that we won’t find by just meeting people at our local locations.

The online world is infinite while our local circle is finite and limited. Building relationships online let us find help with people with more variety of knowledge and they’ll help us in the long run.

Learn New Technologies

Learning new technologies is given when we write a developer blog. If we want to run a blog continuously, we’ve to add new content to it.

If we want to add new content, then we have to learn new technologies so that we can keep populating our blog with new posts.

Therefore, blogging is a great opportunity to learn things that we otherwise wouldn’t have used in the past and keep us ahead of the competition.

Updated Ourselves With the Latest Technologies

In the same vein, we’ll update ourselves to update the technologies that we already know by blogging.

New versions of existing technologies are released all the time and we get to learn about the latest things by blogging about them.

Another benefit is that people like learning about the latest technologies as well.

Therefore, if we post about the latest technologies in our blog, we’ll also get readers since not a lot of people are posting about them yet but people want to know about them.

Show Our Skills

We can show off our skills by blogging about them. If we can teach others then, we know we know enough about the topic that we’re blogging about.

Therefore, it’s a great way to establish ourselves as an authority on a topic and then we can help others by teaching them.

Become More Self-Confident

By blogging about what we learn, we become more self-confident by learning about new technologies and using them to teach people or using them ourselves.

This means that we become more self-confident by helping ourselves and others by learning new technologies and applying our knowledge.

Self-confidence will help us outside of our work and also when we’re doing our developer work.

Conclusion

Developers should write a blog to make ourselves more confident, teach ourselves and others new skills, and update ourselves on the latest technologies in the world.

It’s also a great way to find an audience outside of our local circle of people. Then we can help each other and we can help them out.

Posted on May 31 by:

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John Au-Yeung

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Discussion

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@aumayeung - Sharing knowledge freely is one of the reasons the software world has progressed as fast as it has. Greats of the industry like Paul Graham have been doing it for over two decades now. StackOverflow is possible because of this. Blogging is great. You work on something and you share with the world your successes, your failures, your dumb mistakes and your shining moments. You have listed some great points - valid, all of them!

 

Yea. Sharing knowledge helps everyone including yourself.

Stack overflow would be nothing without users asking and answering questions.

 

This is so true! I completely agree with you!