T-SQL Tuesday is a monthly blog party where we get an invitation the first week of the month to write on a specific topic for the second Tuesday of that month. Adam Machanic came up with the idea and he chooses the hosts.
If you’re interested in hosting, contact him.
While there’s a sense of community and participation here, and certainly the chance to showcase some of your knowledge for others, it’s also got another benefit.
It’s the chance for you to learn something.
Not by reading other’s posts, but by writing your own. This is your opportunity to bolster your own skills, and teach yourself something new.
Don’t Worry About Timing
I know many of you are worried about the pressure of producing something good. I know many of you will find that the first weekend of the month is really busy and you can’t write.
I’ve got a list of all previous invitations and topics. Go back and pick one of them and write your own post today. Start working on it, teach yourself something, and put some thoughts down. Research what others have done by looking through the roundups. Get a friend to review the work and see if it’s readable and makes sense.
Do that ten times. It might take you ten months, but I’m sure you can write something down about SQL Server once a month.
When you get ten, start a blog and publish them. Use the T-SQL Tuesday tag, but I’d also encourage you to use the #SQLNewBlogger tag as well. Start showing your boss that you’re improving your skills. Be ready to impress you potential next new boss with a series of posts on SQL topics.
Your career will be better off, and the world will start to see better software being written.
Start improving your skills this weekend, or start documenting the learning you already do. Either way, start building a better brand for your career.