Like I wrote in my first post, I’m learning how to write a successful blog. And I’m learning from a pro, John Somnez. I hope I don’t have to tell you who John is. But in case you never heard of him, he’s a maniac blogger in the good sense of the word maniac. His blog simpleprogrammer.com has more than 3000 views a day. His blog contains different parts and it’s not only in text. He has a video and a podcast section as well. John not only blogs about coding but he talks and writes passionately about how to market yourself as a developer and has great tips on learning and even fitness. And he recently published a book Soft Skills: The software developer’s life manual. The best part is, he writes from his own experience. And that is exactly what he does in his email course “How to write a blog that will boost your career”. I already wrote about the first lesson in my previous post, which was all about choosing the right theme. The second one was about the whole setting up a blog, choosing a domain name, provider, software. I already had all that in place, so I was ready for lesson 3. And I must say, that was the hardest one so far! And to be honest, I’m not really finished with it.
So what is that lesson that almost ruined it for me?
So I continued the course and yesterday I had to decide about the posting schedule. I agree with John on this, that a good blog has to have a regular posting schedule. It has no use if you don’t update your blog regularly. Making a schedule will commit me to my blog. I didn’t have to think too long about this. Once a week is a minimum John says and since I have limited time during the week, it will be every Sunday for me. Ok, I admit, it’s Saturday today. I have some time now and decided not to wait until tomorrow. And actually this blog post is the homework assignment for lesson 5.
So if you want to start blogging and like me have tried before or don’t know where to start….start with this course! And you might end up buying John’s book, like I did today.