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Michael Sakhniuk
Michael Sakhniuk

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Why developers need a blog

Hi everyone! πŸ‘‹

Recently I decided to start sharing my experience and knowledge with the dev world.

In this topic, I will share why I (or another developer) need a blog.

Own blog for Developer

There are many blogs on the Internet and who will get interested in mine?

First of all, you don't need a blog as an own website (or server). Nowadays there are a lot of ready blog services:

  • Hashnode
  • Medium
  • other

Choose anything you like and start in a couple of minutes.

Structuring your thoughts

Any text in articles, books, and anywhere else has a structure of paragraphs and sentences. While you writing an article, you should create a thoughts composition, that you will leave in the article. This skill very important in high levels of dev career.

Thus, having the right and clean thoughts can give you a lot of opportunities in future

You are helping newbies to resolve their problems

On the way to be an expert in your sphere, the moment comes when you need to help your teammates, mentoring them, or managing like a team leader.

With a blog, you are able to help hundreds or maybe thousands of people who try to find answers to their questions

You are growing your developer level

By sharing your experience and knowledge you are remembering the subject much better. With a lot of articles about one topic, you will definitely increase your dev skills.
Just write a lot about the technology you like and with more practice, you will be an expert.


Definitely, I have not mentioned everything pros about having a blog but is enough to make a decision to have a blog or not.

But the most important thing to be constancy. Don't give up and you'll reach your goals.

If you like the article, leave comments and follow me on Twitter - there you'll find a lot of thoughts about development and my experience.

Top comments (7)

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Arman {ProgrammerByDay}

I like this quote: "Clear writing is a sign of clear thinking"

I believe all the science in the world has grown through sharing. All the experiences, failures as well as successes, they all helped us to get the world to where it is today.

That's why I started my blog and sharing my experience. It has been going really well and gaining audience from all over the world.

I also cross-post them on my blog as well as my twitter account. Please feel free to check my posts and if you like follow me. Also don't hold back your feedbacks to me as we grow only through feedbacks.

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Michael Sakhniuk

That's true! Thank you!

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Michael Sakhniuk

Cool! Side projects help you grow too.

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Dan Walsh

Agree wholeheartedly πŸ‘

Not to mention, it’s also great if your resume/portfolio site can feature your articlesβ€”it further highlights your dev comprehension, skills and willingness to work with and teach others.

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Michael Sakhniuk

Actually, this is one more advantage of blogging! πŸ‘

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Andrew Baisden

Agreed when you start blogging it opens your mind and makes you are more well rounded coder. You have to write articles that everyone can understand so you pay more attention to the code you write and the content.