As an IT professional, For me, Blogs are the great source of learning. By reading at least one or two blogs daily, I try to enhance or improve my knowledge.

I joined my first job in April 2010. The challenge for me to learn the new things. During my day to day activities at work, I always search the topics on the google. I always found various blog links and just read them. After a few months, I started to follow some bloggers. Their blogs are the source of my learning and they are my blogging heroes. Some of them are: Benjamin Nevarez, Amit Bansal, Grant Fritchey, Brent Ozar, Sarabpreet Singh and few more.

In 2012, I got the opportunity to start the blogging with SQLServerGeeks on the issues which I tried to solve. There are many benefits, which I realize after started the blogging. Some of them are:

  • Better Writing Skills: This is the first thing that I realize after writing many blogs. There is a very famous saying “Practice makes perfect”. The Same concept is here in the blog world, By writing blogs regularly, you can improve your writing skills.
  • Building Content/Documentation: Writing blogs on solutions of the technical issues or problems, you are creating a documentation. As a DBA, we know the importance of documentation in our professional life. Sometimes we found this as a part of the job description.
  • Networking with professionals: After writing the regular blogs, I made so many friends who are the professionals. Yes, I can say that I have a long list of friends who are Database Experts.
  • Learning from comments/feedback: This is also a good way of learning, when you published your blog and reader comments on that. When you publish a blog on the solution for an issue, then some reader comments about the other possible ways and sometimes readers also comment about their experience regarding the same issue.
  • Gaining knowledge about SEO: This is the things that I learnt to improve the ranking of my blogs. For example – words selection, title selection, image naming and many more.
  • Better exposure: No doubt, if you are a regular blogger then you will get the best exposure in that domain. Yes, you will shine in your workplace too.

Last Year, I got the opportunity to attend the Asia’s First SQLServerGeeks Annual Summit 2015 and there I got the chance to meet with many experts and bloggers. You can see some of them in the below picture:

Meet the blog Experts - SSGAS2016

This year, again I am super excited to attend the SQLServerGeeks Annual Summit 2016 in Bangalore. Yes, I’ll meet with many SQL Server Experts and Bloggers. I am also excited to attend sessions about SQL Server 2016 to learn something new. There are some great lines by Karl Urban:

“My philosophy is whatever you do, you’ve got to invest in yourself. If you don’t, there are a lot of people out there who will get the job because they’re more prepared than you.”    – Karl Urban

If you also want to learn new things and want to meet with expert bloggers then don’t wait and register yourself here for SQLServerGeeks Annual Summit 2016.

Regards:

Prince Kumar Rastogi

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