The world has been shifting to a new style of living lately. Many professionals who were once the experts in one field have now switched to a different stream altogether. And software developers are no exception. Many have found interests in real estate, blogging, etc.
Speaking of blogging, if you’re a software developer and think that developing and coding the software isn’t the job for you, then you’ve come to the right place. For those creative minds, blogging can also become a good source of income without having to unlearn and relearn new things.
Dabble into writing with the knowledge and experience you have. Share it with the world and let the newbies know the ifs and buts of this industry. Here are some tips for you to start your technical blogging,
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The pursuit of purpose
Why did you choose to become a software developer when you were young? What was the intent and reason? I’m pretty sure you found your zeal here back then! But it’s also quite common to change your passion and interests. So, now writing is your new passion.
But how did you end up here of all the places you could be? What makes you happy about writing? Is it the ardour to share what you’ve learnt? Or just another way to make quick bucks? Asking these questions is crucial, so you are sure of choosing this as a full-time career.
Research with motivation.
Two vital things in any technical blogging are,
- gathering enough information
It can be hard at the beginning of writing content. When you don’t have enough of an audience, you wouldn’t know what you’re doing right or wrong. Motivation is to keep going no matter what. Every famous and successful blogger was once a fresher trying to understand how things work.
Keep track of the growth. Ask your friends, relatives and mentors to read the content to give feedback. Always remember every negative comment is constructive criticism when you’re growing and learning. Writing what you know, backed with research, improves credibility to your content. And that matters a ton in the blogging world. Be thorough with the research and write accordingly.
Write with the right tools.
There are tons of tools available to help you write efficiently. Chrome extensions, apps, websites, you can have them anyway you want. Want to know how you’re writing? Grammarly comes to your rescue. Efficient to-do lists? you have a Todoist app.
Canva helps in creating the most aesthetic looking image designs for different media. GetEmail.io is the email search website to help you find the email contacts to make an audience list for your blog. It also comes with a chrome extension to your Linkedin account, so the question about how to find out someone’s email becomes easy.
Share it, spread it
Before you share your article with the world, proofread it at least twice – that way, you will avoid any oopsie moments like grammar errors, spelling mistakes, punctuations, etc. Once cleared, you’re good to publish it on your blogging platform. Know different types of platforms, and find the best suitable one for you.
The next thing on your to-do list must be to spread it all across social media so people will get to know about the blog. Find the media that suits your interests best and engage with that audience accordingly, lest it will be too much on the plate to handle. Connect with the audience and get feedback.
You might know a lot about coding and programming, but you need to put it in simple terms for anyone to understand. If you can do so, then you’re on the right path to becoming a great writer.