After several months of work, I’m happy to announce that the second edition of my Technical Blogging book is finally in beta and available for purchase here.
If you haven’t read the first edition, grab this second edition now. This version is virtually complete (minus one chapter on social media) and it will give you a blueprint to achieve your goals by sharing what you know. I believe it has the potential to transform most people’s careers.
Differences from the First Edition
If you’ve already read the first edition, you might wonder if it’s worth updating. I’ll be very straightforward with you. This is not a rewrite or a brand new book. It genuinely is a second edition. I think of it as a more polished version of the existing book. It removes all the obsolete content, replacing it with my latest, most up-to-date recommendations.
A lot of the existing content is still there, but I think this edition is much more focused on the goal of getting you to take viable action. In fact, I added a Take Action section to each chapter to summarize what you’re supposed to do after reading its content.
I added a larger number of tips to each chapter and collected them all in a final recap appendix. I also added a chapter on productivity and time management, that some folks may find very worthwhile on its own.
Re-reading the book, as I edited it, I was surprised by how relevant most of the content still was. So I didn’t get rid of the existing good stuff (though I tried to further clarify and improve the existing text when applicable).
However, there were quite a few things that made the first edition obsolete and no longer something that I could comfortably recommend to people, six years after its publication.
Blogging in 2019
This second edition fixes all that and I’m proud to publish an updated book on blogging in 2019. At a time when people might think of blogging as dead, I’m releasing a book that can be your secret weapon for 2019. I honestly believe this can be a game changer for most people.
In a recent post, David Heinemeier Hansson (of Ruby on Rails and Basecamp fame) wrote on his blog:
Traditional blogs might have swung out of favor, as we all discovered the benefits of social media and aggregating platforms, but we think they’re about to swing back in style, as we all discover the real costs and problems brought by such centralization.— DHH in his post Signal v Noise exits Medium
I couldn’t agree more.
As soon as the book is completed, I look forward to implementing much of the advice from my own book myself, as I shift my focus from writing the book back to blogging. I’m genuinely excited about blogging in 2019 and sharing what I know with all of you.
If I’ve piqued your interest, feel free to investigate the 2nd edition here. You’ll find the table of content for the book, as well as some excerpt to help you judge whether my book is your cup of tea. As always, if you have questions, feel free to reach out to me here or via email.