What motivates someone to start a blog? I’m sure there are many different reasons, but for me, it’s mainly two-fold:
- To share things I’ve learned with others
- To provide a resource for myself to use
I have come across countless blogs in the search for answers to my programming conundrums over the years, and I wouldn’t have found my answer (or at least not as quickly) if others hadn’t taken the time to document their solutions to issues they faced.
I would be lying if I didn’t say it wasn’t also self-serving. I’ve read a lot of resources that have advocated for starting a blog, and it was John Z. Sonmez’ (simpleprogrammer.com) book Soft Skills: The software developer’s life manual that made me decide that spending a couple of hours to buy a cheap domain and fire up a wordpress blog was worth it. The idea that everyond in our industry should market themselves and their services really resonated with me.
So, here we are. I hope there is something useful here if you’re reading this.