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Sergio Carracedo

Sergio Carracedo

Why I write a blog

Why I write a blog

Why I write a blog

If you are here (Welcome!) you are reading my blog, this is obvious ๐Ÿ˜‚, and I want to share with you why I write it.

Writing a blog is in some ways a hard task:

  • You should find an interesting topic to write about.
  • Look for information related to the chosen topic.
  • Read a lot of references about it.
  • Write your blog post.
  • Review it.
  • Correct it.
  • Find a beautiful and related picture for the header and home page.
  • And finally publish it.
  • You could also want to share on Twitter or LinkedIn.

Ok, but why do you do this “effort”? In somehow I do this thinking of myself:

To Learn

All this effort you do reading about the topic and looking references makes you learn a lot about the topic and about other things you didn’t know previously. Well, is not the same write opinions or feelings (like this post) or write a technical article.

Going in deep on the topic

Very related to the previous one is to go in deep in the topic. For example when you write about some technical topic you know a lot about, probably you could think that you don’t need read anything, but is interesting to check your arguments and that forces you to go deep in the topic, more than you expect.

To Practice English

When I created this webpage I started to write in Spanish because is my native language (the order one is Galician), but six months ago I joined an English speaking team, and I need to improve my English.

One way to do that is to write my blog articles in English to practice it. (I know I make a lot of mistakes, but this is part of the way to improve ๐Ÿ˜“)

To share knowledge

I like to learn, and one source of (technical) knowledge is to read other people’s blogs, and I want to return a little of what I have received.

As own reference

This might sound stupid, but I came back to my old blog post to find information about some things. Things I don’t do for a long time and I forget how I resolved it, but I know that I wrote a post about that. So I just need to visit my blog and find the article.

These are my motivations. What are yours?