In my last post, I shared with you the reasons why I wanted to start a new blog. However, I forgot to mention that the major impetus for grabbing the qualitysoftwarematters.com domain name came from my participation in a free blogging course provided by John Sonmez of simpleprogrammer.com.
If you haven't heard of him, you should definitely check out his blog. I have found a wealth of advice on a lot of topics that should interest all developers. And even though I've had a blog previously for many years, John really helped me by giving guidance on focusing my efforts.
In six email lessons, I have learned:
- Why having a blog can help me in my career
- The importance of specialization and theme selection
- How to:
- Host my own blog
- Generate ideas for blog posts
- Be consistent
- Market my blog
If you haven't started your own blog or your efforts have waned with an existing one, I highly recommend that you sign up for this free course. It has really fired me up!