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Blogger Questions: What should I blog about?

Over the last four years I’ve blogged almost 400 times. It’s become a refuge, a resource, a source of pride, and a pleasure. I started out trying to build an on-line resume (just in case) and over time it’s evolved like crazy. I’ve become a huge proponent of blogging and I try to help others get started wherever I can. I’ve written several posts on the subject.

Blogger questions: How often should I blog?
Blogger questions: What if someone else wrote about the same subject?
I want to blog but …

One of the things I suggest to people who are just getting started is to keep a list of ideas. As you come up with an idea add it to the list. Then when you go to write just check the list. You’ll be amazed at how many ideas you can come up with over time. Honestly as you get started it is likely to be more than you could ever write. At least that’s what happened to me. In fact it got to the point where I started offering on twitter to give people ideas and a few people have in fact taken me up on it. I decided recently that I would just go ahead share the list.

Blogging Ideas

The list is also in the menu. Feel free to grab one and write about it. Or two. Or heck copy the whole list and use it as your own starting point. I’ll be maintaining it over time (it’s my list after all). So check back in periodically and there will be more ideas from time to time. If I use an idea I’ll move it to the bottom of the list and strike through it. However, this doesn’t mean you shouldn’t write about it yourself. As I said above it doesn’t really matter if lots of people blog on the same subject. And the reverse is true. If you write about it I’m not going to take it off the list and I may still write about it myself. As always, the more the merrier!

Disclaimer: These are my ideas. I typically put notes if I think I need them later, maybe a link or to if I have them. Unfortunately I can’t promise they make sense to anyone but me.


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SQLStudies

My name is Kenneth Fisher and I am Senior DBA for a large (multi-national) insurance company. I have been working with databases for over 20 years starting with Clarion and Foxpro. I’ve been working with SQL Server for 12 years but have only really started “studying” the subject for the last 3. I don’t have any real "specialities" but I enjoy trouble shooting and teaching. Thus far I’ve earned by MCITP Database Administrator 2008, MCTS Database Administrator 2005, and MCTS Database Developer 2008. I’m currently studying for my MCITP Database Developer 2008 and should start in on the 2012 exams next year. My blog is at www.sqlstudies.com.

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