I'd like some opinions from people around the world. While I've been working as a freelance developer for a few years, my day job is as a marketing/project manager at a South African chemical engineering company.
I have no formal qualifications, but with 12 years experience under my belt, I know at least as much as the engineers I work with. That said, it's still going to be very difficult for me to ever get a good job in my industry in another country (which is what I'm ultimately aiming at).
So I've been thinking about starting a blog in my field, specializing in articles aimed at engineers. The ultimate aim of the blog will not be to make money, but to show prospective employers my capabilities, knowledge, ability to write, online marketing skills, etc.
Do you think an employer would take my blog into account when deciding to hire me, or am I wasting my time?