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How to get people to pay attention to your blog (4-part guide)

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Starting a blog has many benefits for your professional life. For one, it positions you as an expert on that given topic. It can also help you gain exposure in your field, and perhaps even land a new job.

But one thing many people struggle with when first starting out, or even a few years in, is getting readers to come to their blog.

After finally getting it right with learntocodewith.me, I decided to create a four-part guide showing how to attract first-time visitors to your site when starting out.

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6 surprising soft skills developers use every day

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If you want a new career as a web developer, it involves more than just knowing how to code.

There are certain universal soft skills that are desirable in almost every industry—technology included.

Below guest writer William Kennedy, from New to Code, shares six non-technical skills that have helped him be a better software developer. These are skills that don’t involve coding, but will make you a more proficient developer as well as team mate.

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11 steps to becoming a software engineer (without a CS degree)

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Despite popular myths, you can become a software developer without a college degree.

Whether you’re re-entering the workforce or stuck in a career you dislike (administration, operations, banking, etc.), transitioning into a career as a software developer is within your grasp. As long as you’re willing to put in the hard work.

According to US News, software developers have a median salary of $95,510 per year, and an unemployment rate of 2.5%, making it one of the most lucrative technology careers.

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3-Step Formula for Beating Anxiety and Networking Like a Pro

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The underpinning of any successful freelancer is the relationships they have.

From these relationships comes repeat business, as well as referrals for new clients. So, what’s the best way to build these kinds of relationships? Networking.

Unfortunately, most of us (including me!) don’t enjoy “networking”. We feel anxious and out of place. And start to stutter when asked the simple question, “What do you do?”


Below guest writer Joyce Akiko shares a three-step formula for overcoming the anxiety associated with networking.

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