Writing

I started programming because I loved writing.

In college, I created a campus blog with around 30 of my peers. As a business, the venture was terrible, but it forced me to learn Wordpress and basic web development.

Now 10 years later, I’ve written almost as much prose as I have code. In addition to the almost 200 posts here on this blog, I’ve been able to contribute to and start a number of great publications.

Check out some of my writing samples below and if you’re looking for a freelance writer for your technical blog, email me at [email protected].

The PHP and Docker Book

In 2017, I wrote a book called Building Your First PHP Application with Docker which has since been downloaded by over 1000 developers.

I also maintain a blog for PHP developers at Shiphp.com.

Comprehensive Guides

One format that I’ve seen work really well is the long, in-depth guide to a niche topic. I’ve written a few of these:

Tutorials

As an experienced software engineer, I really enjoy sharing my knowledge, so I’ve written many tutorials for sites as a volunteer and paid contributor:

Software Tool Comparisons

Stackshare invited me to write a couple comparisons between popular technology tools. This was a really fun and unique format, so I’d like to find a good place to contribute more of these:

Listacles

I know the format can be a little clickbaity, but listacles are fun to write, and I’ve seen several of these do really well in search engine rankings.

Thought Leadership

I always enjoy writing about processes and patterns that I’m seeing in the world of software engineering. These kinds of posts have a therapeutic quality to me, and they are often among the most widely shared on social media.

What can I do for you?

I am always willing to hear about new writing opportunities. Email me at [email protected].