Should programmers blog? I get this question a lot, probably because I’m both a blogger and a programmer. And because of those two things, you can probably guess my answer. But my reasoning goes beyond my own experience, and I’m going to go into detail about the points that might explain why.
But First, Let’s Answer the Question. Should Programmers Blog?
Yes. As a programmer, starting and maintaining a blog will be a significant boost to your career and to your personal development. It may get you out of your comfort zone and require some extra effort, but it is unquestionably worth doing.
Let’s unpack this a little and get into specifics. I’ll admit that writing, and blogging, in particular, is not what a lot of folks think of when they think of a STEM career. But here are some explanations as to why it’s a natural fit.