Here I come with some interesting stuff to read. After I wrote one or two posts, my friends around me, who weren't aware of blogging, were curious to know the reasons behind why I started blogging!
I started answering everyone with some or other answers that came to my mind. To be Frank, I started rethinking on why should I blog! Then I thought why shouldn't I write a post describing my opinion on why should one blog!
Before you read, let me thank you guys for being my readers and encouraging me to continue blogging :)
Why should we blog?
'Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak'
We can think of many ideas, but to speak and discuss about the ideas we need courage. It requires a lot of courage to put forward an idea in front of group of people and allow yourself for discussions. This in turn gives rise to gain courage to answer the questions, admit the comments, debate, and conclude. So, in short you end up gaining more and more courage and your courage is multiplied.
When you gain Courage, self confidence is an add on. Whether you are right or wrong, you gain confidence while speaking about what you know. If you are proved right, you end up multiplying your self confidence. In case you were wrong, you end up gaining more confidence with lessons learned and knowledge gained.
'Social networking helps reach people easier and quicker'
Resources for Learning
"Human resources are like natural resources; they're often buried deep. You have to go looking for them"
Its important for a good learner to have the trait of extracting the available resources to the best and exploring to gather more and more resources. Being a blogger you expose your knowledge to the world and you build a platform to invite people for mutual learning. This would serve as a good platform to fetch resources for your learning.
Gather feedback to re-think
The important aspect of learning is to invite feedback on your work. More you gather the feedback, more brainstorming you do. Its always essential to re-think our understandings to enhance the quality of learning. Also you get to know the opinion about the perception of the industry.
While we search for various resources to learn things, we need to make sure that we treasure our learning and experiences for our future references. Moreover it serves as a reference for others too. We can get back to our past at any point and refer what we did. It serves as a book/collection of our work. It will be easy for us to guide someone to refer on so and so topic instead of recalling all the things. Blogging makes sure that we don't miss any idea in the future and serves as a good reference.
Enhance communication skills
"Practice makes a man perfect"
How effectively we communicate is what that represents you. You got to work on your communication skills and enhance your proficiency. Writing a post and putting it in front of hundreds of people will make you prepare yourself better. You will be more cautious on what you write and you get an idea on how the world is perceiving your writings. This is obviously a good way to train yourself to be a more proficient writer.
Record your work
"Why don't we record our ideas and testing stories and treasure them forever?"
We do some awesome work, we crack many tough locks, we come up with different strategies, we have unique approach, we have unique style of testing etc., What is the use if we don't treasure all these in the form of writings? How will our future generations get to know about the awesome stuff we did? Its well known that we are aware of many events in the history through various scripts, biographies and epics written. So why don't we record our ideas and testing stories and treasure them forever?
Show your existence
"The industry will miss the opinions/suggestions/experiences of a tester if he/she remains quiet"
Its always essential that you tell the world what you are. Else, your presence will go less noticed or unnoticed sometimes. The industry will miss the opinions/suggestions/experiences of a tester if he/she remains quiet. Its important for the industry to know about the existence of the personalities who can share their ideas and help others in understanding them. By doing so, you are not only benefiting yourselves but also you are becoming a benefit to others.
Promote Yourself and your organization
I am not right, if I don't speak about the promotion aspect of blogging. Existing in this competitive world, we need to utilize every single opportunity that will promote us and our ideas. In fact it is our basic responsibility to let the world know what we know, and to create a platform to invite the opportunities. Also, its our duty to show the awesome work being done and awesome people being produced by our organization
Guess these reasons are enough for one to start blogging, and for the existing bloggers to continue!
Thank you blogging world! Happy blogging!
P.S: I owe credits to all the people who influenced and encouraged me to write blogs. Few quotes in this post are taken from various sources. The content of this blog may resemble the lines I have read in some other's blogs. I also thank my buddy Satyam Dixit for helping me in bringing this post to your eyes!