Oct 15, 2009
Blog your way to becoming a better DBA
One of the most rewarding aspects of Blogging is that the content you share and publish has the potential to help others in your community but have you also considered that Blogging can actually make you a better DBA?
You see the act of blogging itself provides a number of subtle benefits for your professional development.
Why should you Blog about SQL Server?
Expand and enhance your knowledge
Writing about a subject solidifies your understanding of it. If you are going to publish content for the benefit of others then you need to ensure that you get your facts right. Carrying out research into your chosen subject will not only ensure you validate your Blog content but will also improve your knowledge and understanding of the subject matter you cover.
Establish your own personal brand
The Philosophy of Give and Take
Become a SQL Celebrity
Grow your professional and personal networks
Develop your communication skills
Blogging is just the beginning
The more you interact with the SQL Server community the more paths you will discover to contribute via and the more versatile a professional you will become.
Some other great ways to contribute to the sql server community include:
- Presenting at a local SQL Server User Group.
- Mentoring other DBA’s both within your organisation and externally.
- Writing articles for SQL Server Central or other technical focused websites.
- Participating on SQL Server Forums. Check out my Top 5 SQL Server Forums to get you started.
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Start Blogging today! Your SQL Server users will thank you for it.