As developers, We always tend to look up solutions to a bug or an error on Google and half the time we do this we are redirected to a blog written by another developer or even yourself in some cases. This is one of the ultimate reasons for owning a personal blog - teaching other developers. In this post, I'll outline the benefits of blogging and why it's important to start a blog as a developer and also share several ways you can get your blog up and running.
I became aware of the benefit of personal blogging in February 2018. This was when I started my own blog. I initially took a course on Pluralsight about personal branding and it was a goal to complete at least one of the steps outlined in the course. I went ahead to start with blogging by purchasing my domain name even though I had no clue what content I will write about.
Let's start with the good stuff I'll share the benefits of starting a personal blog and further explain how to get a blog up and running. Because I think it's important I share, I'll also write about my process and share resources needed to move forward.
These are some of the reasons I feel it's really important to start your blog.
Now that you know the benefits of blogging how do you start your blog? I always get asked how I created mine and where I host my blog. I'll share all the details here. Now there are several ways to go about this and I'll recommend creating a blog and having a domain name that is closely related to your name. That way it is easy to find you on the internet. But feel free to disregard my recommendation and do what fits your needs.
Create a Platform: This is the interesting part that I love. You get to choose a platform that best suits your needs. I'm going to outline some platforms that I think is great and you make the choice.
I follow the same process I've outlined above but I'll go ahead and share in detail how I create my content.
Thanks for reading! I hope you find this post helpful and if after reading this you decide to start blogging please share with me here or on Twitter.
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