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Discussion on: Junior Developers Should Start A Technical Blog Early In Their Career

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Marek Zaluski • Edited

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.

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Mark Otway • Edited

Disagree with this too (well, the last point). πŸ˜‰

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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Samuele Zanca

"it can be just a random collection of thoughts" that describes me perfectly.

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Rachel Soderberg Author

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

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Florin Pop

Indeed, well said! ☺️