One of the most important skill in software development is your ability to communicate with others. Going back to my high school days, my writing class was the most influential class that has helped me become a better software engineer.
For the first 10 minutes of our writing class, we had to write in our journal about a specific topic. At the beginning it was tough but after a few written pages, you start writing with more confidence. I also started to like this writing class that most of my friends hated it.
For the past 12 months, I’ve written at least one article per month on my blog. My first articles were under 300 words and not well organized. But my latest articles have better content and are easier to read.
The more you write the better you get.
Practice makes it perfect. As of today, I have written 42 articles and I would like to continue writing to help other software developers.
Now I can say that I enjoy writing and want to push myself more. My new goal is to write at least 1 blog post per week. Another goal that I have in mind is to write a book. If I can write 42 articles within a year, I can definitely write 84 articles in a year and complete my first book.
I spent more than 10 years working with my parents at their small furniture store and learned so much about running a business that I can write about our failures and also our success.
I can also write a book about web development. Many writers write on the topics that they have a passion for. I can say that my passion for web development will help me write this book.
I will keep you posted once I have a basic outline and a title for my book.