Don’t be stingy, get blogging!


I’ve always been fascinated by the language of developers. I don’t mean C# or VB.NET either, I mean the way two or more developers talk when they get together; whether it’s about the latest project they’re working on, or a great webcast the recently watched.

So this week, I’ve been adding a very topical point into my conversations with architects and developers, the good new blog. And with Frank being named as Australia’s #1 business blogger, I thought it was time to get a call to action happening.

Now over the last few weeks, I’ve had some awesome conversations, with consultants, architects, developers, project managers, you name it. And approximately 90% of the people I had these conversations with said “No” when I asked them if they had a blog. What really shocked me was their response to my question “Why?”. “I don’t have anything to contribute!”, “Who would want to read my blog!”, were the kinds of answers I was getting.

So I’d like to clear up one big myth about blogging, it’s not just for hard core techies! Blogging is about sharing an experience, a thought, a conversation, that might inspire or motivate someone else, or it could even be a call for assistance. Either way, blogging is about connecting into a bigger picture, instead of staying small.

So the next step is to get yourself a blog. There are a number of great, free blogging services out there on the web, and most of them support syndication through some kind of xml service (RSS, Atomic). I’ve listed a few which I think are great, but all you have to do is hit google, and heaps pop up.

My recommendations are:

1. theSpoke

2. ASP.NET – You will need to register as part of the site, then create a blog using the xBlog function.

3. Blogger – This is from the people from Google (well they endorse it anyway :>)

So go and setup a blog, email me your link, and start sharing yourself with the world (let’s keep it to text for now).

 


Comments (8)

  1. Frank Arrigo says:

    welcome mr dave

    don’t forget about msn spaces – http://spaces.msn.com.

    and btw google OWNS blogger

  2. Balaji K says:

    How to blog in ASP.NET? I am a registered member in the forums! Thank You.

  3. As it turns out, the ASP.NET blogs are not as easy as I had thought to setup. I would stick to using theSpoke, blogger, or as Frank suggested, MSN Spaces. Sorry for the confusion everyone 🙂

  4. Brad dropped me a line to let me know about his new blog, and to remind me of my very first post ! As

  5. Ahh yes, it’s with mixed feelings (notice how people always put that in emails when someone is leaving??)

  6. Wow, just had a look at my control panel to free some comments, and realized I had hit 500 posts. So,

  7. Wow, just had a look at my control panel to free some comments, and realized I had hit 500 posts. So