are you there?!? I cannot see you…
This actually brings me to second part of the blog but first… Hello world!
Part one: Hello World
Any developer is familiar with the idea of the “Hello World” program.
"Hello World" is the simplest application we can create, which just returns the message: "Hello World". The whole purpose is to make sure that everything works properly, and we can move to our more complex cases.
"Hello world" blog in this scenario is basically an announcement “I am here, and you can start follow me here”.
By tradition, it could soon also be you that we are following!
I am passionately advocating the idea of "Code Reuse" (well you can say that I am efficient or … lazy), and therefore I decided simply to add a link to my User Page, and in the same breath I want to attach a link to the User Pages’ list. I invite you to go through the various user pages, and get to know the people who use our Wiki a little better.
Using Ed Price's words, Wiki User Page is a TechNet Wiki page devoted to explaining who you are, and what you've done. A User Page is given as a reward for contributions.
Well now that I can bypass the need to say who I am, what can I write to make this post a bit more interesting?!?
I dedicate my first blog on the TechNet Wiki to all the bloggers and articles’ writers who contribute to the community, by sharing their knowledge and experience, on their own free time, to help others.
This blog is written for you, hopefully it will be useful.
Part two: I wrote the best blog ever but did anyone actually read it?
Why do we write posts (articles, blogs)?
Well I know that the answer might be “to help”, “to share”, and so on… but the real questions should be:
- For whom do we write the posts?
- Did we reach our goals?
By the way, "purposes" vs "objectives", it is a great subject for another post. A lot of developers confuse the two.
Well the “why” is our purpose, but the “goal” is the objectives.
Even if you wrote the best post in the entire internet, you cannot reach the goal without bringing it to your audience!
A post that no one reads, is the same as post that no one wrote (Do you love the phrase please feel free to add some in the comments).
The power of community!
A group of 300 members is much better, than ten thousand individuals. If you don’t believe me, you can watch the film 300.
Synergy is the creation of a whole, that is greater than the simple sum of its parts.
The TechNet community has lot of communication channels which you can use to expose your posts in order to reach your audience.
But unfortunately, they are not used, by most bloggers/authors yet. If you did not use these channels yet, then it is time to use the power of the community.
Once you posted a blog then you should start your real work…
Reach your audience, by publishing your post on our Facebook groups! Keep this list of links, and whenever you write something… go over all the links and publish your post to your target audience in all the relevant groups.
TechNet Wiki Ninjas on Facebook
July 16, 2014 the TechNet Wiki Ninjas global group was created. Following the global group (English), we created local groups for different languages. Today, these groups are very active and very large numbers of people follow them.
If you posted an article or a blog, then remember to publish it there, and enjoy from the best option probably that you have to reach hundreds of people, that are actually reading blogs and articles.
Moreover, the Facebook group is a Bi-directional communications channel. It is the favorite place you can discuss your posts directly, get feedback and improve your posts. If you are going to participate in the TechNet Guru Competition, then this is the best place to discuss your article, once posted on the monthly contributions page.
- TechNet Wiki Ninjas – global group, you can publish links to new articles/blogs in any language, but please write a short message in English.
- TechNet Wiki Ninjas – Turkish language
- TechNet Wiki Ninjas – Persian language
- TechNet Wiki Ninjas – Spanish language
- TechNet Wiki Ninjas – Italian language
- TechNet Wiki Ninjas – French language
- Technet Wiki Ninjas – Brazilian Language
Well … Now when I published my "Hello World", I can start to post here more often, and move to my next blog post.
I wonder if someone had read this blog…
One second… I did not follow my advice yet!
Once the blog is online, it is time to reach my audience. I will publish this blog in any communication channel that I have, starting with our TechNet WIKI Facebook groups.
Thanks for joining Ronen’s First blog on The TechNet
See you at Facebook, in my next post here, in the TechNet Wiki, or in my personal blog.
If you not already in the "TechNet WIKI Ninjas" groups on Facebook, then it is time to join us there!