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 April 17, 2013  Posted by at 11:35 am Not So Stupid Questions, Uncategorized  Add comments

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Today I answer the following question:

Was asked at an interview if I kept a blog that helped the dev community, of course I said no but why should a new developer have a blog? Since you are new thought since you have one figured u could guide me on this

Hope I make sense 🙂

  5 Responses to “Ask me: To blog or not to blog, and what if you are a junior developer?”

  1. LOL, I hope things worked out with the car 🙂

    I fully agree with your view on blogging, but at the same time it made me feel a little guilty. I’ve mostly been blogging about rather specific technical challenges I’ve encountered, almost invariably ending in quite long articles that take a lot of effort to research and put together.

    A couple of months ago, I felt I should try to up the frequency of my posts a little, and I started writing a few light-weight articles about things I had done in the past. For me that style doesn’t seem to be working however, so I guess I’m doomed to be one of those people that write something every 3 months. When you’re starting a blog, you will figure out this personal style as you go. In any case it’s a great learning experience 🙂

  2. If an employer thought about giving me a job or not depening if I had a blog or not, I am not sure I really would like to work there…

    But otherwise, I agree with what you say. I just see every day when I go to work and read through the latest tweets and blogs I follow and I think I learn quite a lot or at least keep me updated.

    Great blog post!

  3. Hi Iris,

    A developer’s level should not matter when it comes to blogging. As you have said yourself — I think you said this in a tweet a couple of months ago — junior developers can teach senior developers just as much as senior developers can teach junior developers, and blogs are a perfect medium for sharing knowledge.

    I see blogging as a tool to make me stronger as a developer. This applies to developers at all levels — from architect down to junior — since an article topic might require you to conduct research prior to penning your thoughts on paper. One can learn a lot during the research process.

    Further, readers can also share things with blog authors by leaving comments. Not only will you as a blog author learn something from the readers, other readers will benefit from such comments.

    My previous thought is a perfect segue into my last point: read others’ blogs and leave comments if possible. In other words, engage with the larger community of developers to foment thoughts, share knowledge, and kindle learning

    Mike Reynolds

  4. Thanks for the post. I totally agree with you but wan’t to stress out something:
    You can not underestimate how important it is to be passionate about what you are doing.
    I think, essentially, nothing else matters.
    Cheers,
    Christian

  5. Iris Thank you for the advice since I was the one that asked the questions. I haven’t written a blog as of yet but still thinking about the idea. Again thank you very much to getting back to the questions I had.

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