.NET Blogging in the UK

It's six months since I started to compile a list of .NET developers in the UK who blog. As a microcosm of the overall expansion of blogging, it's been an interesting experiment. The original list had just 17 names on it. As of today, I've recorded a total of 59 blogs on Microsoft development topics from UK-based authors - over treble the original number. We've also created a page on the Microsoft UK site with this information on to attract new visitors to your blogs. Some of these are new blogs, others are just recent discoveries. Still, this is a tiny number compared to the estimated 300,000 developers based in the UK.

So let's try and encourage a few more people to come on board! If you're blogging, what benefits have you seen in terms of career advancement or industry status? Have you had any job offers? What are the top tips you'd offer to someone who was thinking of starting a development blog?

Comments (4)

  1. Anonymous says:

    Please add my blog to the list

  2. Anonymous says:

    Well Tim, I would guess from the lack of response that either it has changed people’s lives completely or not at all :¬| Speaking personally I haven’t noticed much change.

    My problem I think is that I don’t blog often enough to be ‘interesting’ although I do get quite a few hits a day which I never used to.

    I’m working on my blog plumbing so that I can do the same kind of google analysis that others have done (Eric Lippert for example).

    I totally agree with ChrisAn’s recent posting that if you spend too much time reading other people’s blogs you don’t blog yourself. I will be following his experiment to see if it works for me too. My top tip for newbies I think is to blog everyday.

    No job offers yet but always hopeful someone will notice little ol’ me.

  3. Anonymous says:

    I feel partially a bit guilty as I am currently on a ‘year out’ in Australia and have not talked about .NET for a while.

    However, don’t remove me! I’ll be back in the UK in a few months and back on it!


  4. Anonymous says:

    It's six months since I started to compile a list of .NET developers in the UK who blog. As a microcosm

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