Jon Sonmez and Simple Programmer

Jon SonmezJon Sonmez is a programmer, author and founder of Simple Programmer. He is also passionate about Soft Skills and helping others achieve more.

When I first started this blog, I heard about an email course about blogging, as I was keen to get some readers for my blog I signed up. The course went through what your specialism should be, what you can write about, consistency, getting traffic and marketing yourself.

I found the advice in this course useful so I followed him on social media and soon learnt that he had a podcast so I subscribed to learn more. I must have been listening to this podcast for about 2 years now.

Jon talks about a wide range of topics from health and fitness (probably the least interesting), blogging and marketing yourself, programming, how to improve yourself, finance and probably other things as well.

Jon is very, very prolific. He produces two or three YouTube videos per day, of these one gets turned into a podcast which I listen to. So despite me listening to him most days there is lots of content that I am missing out on. However listening to so much content I am starting to have a rough idea of what Jon would think about certain topics.

Trust the Process

One of Jon’s catch phrases at the moment is trust the process. This means that if you put the hard work in and are consistent you can trust that you will see some results, just keep going. We live in a world that wants instant gratification, but this gratification is only short lived and doesn’t get us anywhere. Real gratification can only be achieved by hard work.

I have been blogging for two years but I have seen very little growth in viewers of my blog. This is a bit depressing until I looked at how much work I had put in. Over the last 52 weeks I had only blogged about 29 times. That isn’t consistent. By way of this blog post I am going to make a public declaration to blog once a week for the next 52 weeks. I am going to Trust the Process that by blogging consistently and following some of Jon’s advice my blog is going to go somewhere.

If you want to achieve something here are two bits of advice follow Jon Sonmez and Trust the Process.

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