I've been asked if I want follow up my VS2012 book with a VS2013 one. Thinking of writing the content as blog posts/video instead. Thoughts?
— Richard Banks (@rbanks54) June 10, 2013
I wrote the first book, in part, to better understand the publishing process and the rigor involved and from that perspective it was wonderful and I learned a lot. On the downside, writing the book meant I put the Talking Shop Down Under podcast on hold to make the time for it, probably permanently, and that was something I really enjoyed doing and was helping people learn.
Now I’m wondering if I should do something else to get content out there. Obviously I could do audio content, but does that really work for people, especially if it’s technical? Do I do longer content or short “did you know?” bite sized things? Do I put written content out there for reference? Do I do standalone video? Or maybe text content backed by video? Or try something else entirely? My mind is far from made up, I just know I want to do something that people enjoy and get value from, and that gets the widest reach.
If you wanted to learn something about visual studio, how would you find it? Book store/Amazon? Search engines? Somewhere else? And once you found it, how would you like it presented to you?
Leave your thoughts as comments on this blog post, or ping me directly via twitter. I’m @rbanks54. Thanks!