I recently watched Steve Jones’ (Blog | Twitter) "Building a better blog" presentation from the 24 hours of PASS virtual conference from back last year. As I mentioned in a previous post I have known about PASS for sometime, the yearly PASS conference in particular from advertising on sites like SQL Server Central, I have never been to that conference and I have never really looked into it any great detail either until recently. Aside from this conference and the PASS Europe conference, PASS offers a wealth of resources available to the SQL Server professional.
Steve’s presentation focused on the development of your blog and how it can help your career. It wasn’t a technical presentation about SQL Server but more how you can use your blog to create a brand and how you can use it to prove and improve your knowledge of SQL Server. It is also a great way to learn and document your knowledge. He gave some good advice in how to promote your blog, what subjects to write about and how to fit writing on it into your schedule.
He also gave a link to really cool tool called Windows Live Writer (which I have used to write this post) which is a neat little blogging tool that allows you to write offline and schedule your post for publication…If you are interested this is the link