Why Did I Create This Blog?


Why did I create this blog? If I’m honest, it’s down to one person: John Sonmez of Simple Programmer fame (https://simpleprogrammer.com).

If you’ve been listening to the .NET Rocks! podcast (https://dotnetrocks.com) for a while, it’s likely you’d have come across John Sonmez at some point. In a nutshell, and doing him a great injustice, he provides careers advice for software developers. To quote John himself, “Today, Simple Programmer is focused on helping software developers, programmers and other IT professionals improve their careers and live better lives.”

John has spoken – and posted – about creating your own ‘brand’, a professional online identity. That’s exactly what I’m attempting to do by creating this blog.

And to help, he’s created a short email course (https://simpleprogrammer.com/blog-course) that he’s providing for free.

In the course, he talks about

  • why a developer should create a blog;
  • what you should write about;
  • how to create a blog;
  • getting ideas for blog posts;
  • being consistent, posting regularly;
  • generating traffic for the blog.

A little while ago I realised I might have something useful to say (see my first blog post: Reinvention), so I followed the course and, with a little effort, here’s my blog. It’s very early days, but I’m here for the long-term. Thanks John!

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