I’ve been quiet for some time because I’ve been working on a couple of eBooks. Today, I am pleased to publicly announce my first ever eBook called “The Arse First Method of Technical Blogging”
I wrote this book to answer the question that I get asked a lot – “How do you write so many blog posts?”. So I started to write a blog post until I realised it would take too long. A year later I have taken it far enough to release an eBook.
You can buy from the LeanPub website – https://leanpub.com/Technical-Blogging-Writing-Arse-First/ . LeanPub is perfect for community oriented publishing and provides me with the ability to update a book. I will be updating the book with more details on writing tools and processes. In fact, reviewers of the book who are also bloggers are planning to contribute their stories as well.
It is DRM free with PDF, ePub & Kindle (mobi) version of the book available for download (or all three!). This means you can read on any computer and any smart phone that you own. LeanPub can send the mobi version directly to your Kindle account.
About Arse First Method of Technical Blogging
Why write this book ? Well, um. My guilty secret is simply that I am tired of being asked. Co-workers, readers, bloggers and friends are constantly asking how I find the time to write ? What tools do you use ? How do you know what to write about ? I’m tired of answering the same question over and over so I just decided to write it down instead (like many of my own blog posts).
That’s a tip right there.
I started my own blog at http://etherealmind.com in January 2008 and since then I’ve published more than 1350 blog posts at a reasonably regular pace. My journey in “media” continues today as I’ve expanded to include podcasting at http://packetpushers.net , public speaking, presenting & semi-professional writing into my fun bag of things to do when not working for my day job. During that time, I’ve worked out many different methods or systems for keeping myself on track, to stay focussed and continue delivering more writing. This book reviews the systems that have stood the test of time for me. Hopefully, they will help you to start blogging too.
I’ll be covering my very special “arse-first” writing method that makes short form technical writing easier & achievable for anyone. I’ll discuss your attitude, help you find the technical voice that brings your inner nerd to life. I’ll provide some suggestions on things you should do & some tips on what not to do. They are both equally important. Finally, I’ll offer some of my more advanced tips on the technical writing process and ways you can build your own style.
I look forward to reading your blog posts soon. Right ?