A couple of weeks ago, I had the pleasure of being a guest on the The Dispatch podcast with Chase Livingston, and Automattician, and Chase Clemens, a support tech at Basecamp, in which I talked about my experience with WordPress – from how to I got to started to what I’m doing now.
You can check out the original post and the actual podcast here.
Though I’m not planning to venture into doing any type of video blogging on discussing WordPress, there were a number of comments that I received on both of those posts as well as my post on three things I’ve learned from blogging that posed several interesting questions:
- “I was hoping you could explain how you made that step and perhaps even give as an insight into your process.”
- “Things like how you collect post ideas, how much time you spend writing, how difficult it was to get to and maintain this writing schedule and how much it has helped your career.”
- “How much time you spend writing vs. “doing real work” (development)?”
- “Do you even put aside your developer’s hat for a while and do nothing but write?”
- “It’s very difficult to find things worth writing about and to continue despite little to no positive reinforcement.”
- “Where do you find inspiration from to write? Do you browse any sites like Quora or Stack Overflow to get a sense of what’s popular, etc?”
After giving this some thought, I’ve decided to run a miniseries – for lack of a better term – of podcasts that talk about blogging, what I’ve learned from doing it, my process, and a couple of other tips I have for both aspiring and budding bloggers.