It had been my intention for years to create a blog so that I could share all the interesting things I was learning in my software development career. For whatever reason, I never mustered the required energy to follow through. Enter John Sonmez of simpleprogrammer.com and his free email course on how to start your own blog.
John’s course lays out everything you need to know, step-by-step, to get your blog started and on its way to success. Setting up the blog, in the unadulterated words of Saliva, was as simple as “click, click, boom!” (as I typed that, I felt the immediate need to apologize.) After getting things set up, he shows you how to prepare so that it is easier to maintain momentum as you build your content. And, finally, he shares some tips on how to grow your audience. The coolest part, in my opinion, was the personal encouragement I received from John. What a guy!
I am also about halfway through John’s new book, Soft Skills: The Software Developer’s Life Manual, and recommend it to any software developer looking to up their career game. (And who doesn’t want to do that?) The book is very accessible and chock-full of information that I really wish I had 10 years ago; don’t worry, the information is every bit as valuable today.