re: Junior Developers Should Start A Technical Blog Early In Their Career VIEW POST

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re: FTFY: "Developers should start a blog if they want to, and not blog if they have better things to do with their time". Few people are good writers...
 

While you may not have seen it in your industry, I've seen a TON of cases where people have been hired for their blog.

I cannot recommend blogging enough as a career strategy, or at least as a tool in your career toolbox.

To be more accurate, it's not really about the blog itself. It's about showing initiative, expertise, and ability to communicate. That puts you miles ahead.

The blog doesn't have to be "good", it can be just a random collection of thoughts, and that's still a valuable and powerful addition to your online presence.

 

Well said, that's kind of the angle I was shooting for!

 
 

Disagree with this too (well, the last point). 😉

Having a bad blog is 1000 times worse than having no blog. If you can't write, don't. I haven't heard of people failing interviews because of a lack of OSS or blogging, but I've certainly seen CVs rejected after their blog was linked and the content deemed to have demonstrated that the person isn't great. The same goes for old blogs: if you haven't added to your site for years and all the content is about old tech that's no longer relevant, don't link it in your CV.

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