After blogging for one week it is apparent that building a community around Space Frigates is not going to be easy. But that is okay, I didn’t expect that it would be.
As I’m learning I’m realizing more and more just how import the blog will be. I started it for a couple of reasons:
- A daily routine to keep my attention on the project. I have so many things competing for my attention that I have not had much luck really getting going on any of my web projects. I think this will help.
- To share my experience with other folks whom may be interesting in doing something similar. I really enjoy the blog that Groove publishes about their SaaS Start Up journey.
- Provide some technical insight into how I am programming parts of the application. I’ve benefited a lot from open source on tutorials and blogs and wanted to give something back. Eventually I want to start doing some more in-depth tutorials as part of the blog.
It turns out that there are a lot of aspects to really doing a blog well enough for people to find it and find it valuable enough to subscribe to it.
- Setting it up correctly
- Great, consistent content
- Search engine optimaiztion
I’ve found a good book this week called Technical Blogging that I highly recommend. The author, Antonio Cangiano, suggests setting 1000 subscribers after one year as a good goal. Aggressive, but possible. I think I am going to have a lot of work to do but I’ll try.
I have one so far. Family counts, right? 🙂
999 to go!