Hey Devs, happy Friday 🦥💚
As always, it's been an eventful week in the tech industry. We've got a lot to talk about! And today I want to discuss...personal branding for developers.
Here's what I mean by that: in 2023, a lot of developers have invested in building a personal brand. A personal brand is basically essential for developers who work as tech content creators, and lots of DevRel professionals build personal brands (along with audiences and communities) that follow them from role to role. There are some devs on more traditional career paths, too, that choose to build personal brands for fun or for profit.
A lot of tech content creators and DevRels have found community and brand-building success here on DEV, which is awesome. We love being a platform that supports creators on their career paths! We're also just as supportive of writers, bloggers, and DevRel folks who don't build a personal brand in order to focus their time and attention on other pursuits.
So I'm curious:
- If you have invested in a personal brand as a developer, what have you done to build your brand? What do you recommend and not recommend?
- If you don't maintain a personal brand as a developer (especially if you're a content creator or DevRel), why not?
Let's talk about it and learn from each other!
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