Blogging course

I have never thought it would exist a thing like a blogging course. I always seen blogging as an empirical thing, specially for technical guys like me (though I always love to write).

Then someday somebody told me: “Do you want to create a blog? So check this site…”:

http://simpleprogrammer.com/

This person told me if I REALLY wanna try to run a blog, I should take the free course offered by this site.

Man, why the heck somebody would teach someone anything for free?“.

Well, the same answer again: “Why not?“.

I applied for the course and still was trying to get how the things would work… and if they would work.

Now I really can tell you that was one of the best decisions I ever made. The course is given by John Sonmez, a successful programmer who find out how to use a blog to boost your career. And he teaches from his own experience.

The course also took me to start listening to Simple Programmer Podcast and it’s been such a great time in the middle of terrible traffic of Sao Paulo.

You may say: “Why are you so excited? You have just started your blog!“. Yes, this is true. And that’s why I am so excited!

The point of the course is not only creating a blog itself, but the whole things around it. John teach us about planning, focus, theme selection, career, search engines, self marketing and some other things. If I never become a successful blogger (though I believe I will), even then I can assure you that the lessons will be still valuable for my career.

If you wanna check it out, take a look at the site above or at the course hot site:

http://devcareerboost.com/blog-course/

You won’t regret!

Talking about dreams

Hey folks! What’s up?

Today I will talk about dreams. Yup, dreams. If you think that dreaming has nothing to do with your career, so maybe you need to make up your mind…

In the end of 2015 I received an e-mail from Bruno “Javaman” Souza (http://anonovoprojetonovo.com) talking about dreams for 2016. Don’t need to share too much details, but in the end of message he asked for anybody who feel like to send him their dreams for 2016.

Well I said “why not?”. At least to write a list would help me to organize my thoughts… And the list was:

  1. Get the OCM-JEA certification
  2. Write a technical article
  3. Be a speaker in some event

And then we started to talk to each other about those items and how to make them real. In a couple of weeks he told me about an opportunity to write an article to a major publication (will told you when it is published). Wow! Ok, let’s do it.

Next conversations was about themes, topics and how we would split the work to be done.

We choose a very nice topic and the article was done successfuly… but the purpose here is to share with you how this was an amazing experience for me and how I think i will affect my career and the way I think about somethings:

  • First of all being oriented by one of the most Java influencers in the world was an unique opportunity and a great experience. Bruno is a very nice person, has tons and tons of knowledge and is totally willing to help others;
  • Writing a technical article is not a kind of easy job. You need to research, test, write code, then research again, test again, write code again… And then write about it, and write again… Maybe while you are learning something new! If you are not used to it in your daily activities, maybe you feel a little uncomfortable in the beginning;
  • Having a target of saying something valuable to others is great! You have to learn, you have to think twice before say anything and you need to be very careful on what you are doing.

This was only the first article. I am not willing to stop! And I am very sure that this will impact my career in a very effective way. Not only by learning and sharing things with a highly active community of developers, but also by the whole process needed to achieve it.

I truly recommend you to try it! If you want to just leave a comment to this post and will be my pleasure to help you as somebody did to me.