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How to start writing tech articles?

Crislana Rafael
Current engineering student looking to get a career in software engineering.
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I'm relatively new to CodeNewbie and already am finding so many awesome and helpful articles on here to help me on my journey. I'd love to start writing technical articles too but am not sure how to start and what I should write about? What advice could you give to someone starting out?

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ian hardy

Writing tips:-
1.Be concise, but tell all you need. The right length is 1000โ€“2000 words, 1500 is a good tradeoff.
2.Keep it simple. Speak like you had to explain it to your grandmother.
3.Short paragraph
4.Use headers h1,h2 to organize article sections
5.Go to the point step by step. Never take shortcuts.
6.Don't trust yourself, use a proofreader.

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Tyler V. (he/him)

4.Use headers h1,h2 to organize article sections

A quick addition to this - because Forem designates the h1 tag to the title of the page, articles should use h2 and beyond tags for accessibility :)

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Tristan

Just write what you are passionate about. Write about what discipline of software engineering you are interested in. Mobile, WebDev, DevOps, Robotics, whatever really. If you are passionate about it, I am sure other people will see, recognize and resonate with your passion.

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Crislana Rafael Author

Great insights Tristan!

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Tyler V. (he/him)

If you like listening to podcasts, Ladybug Podcast has an episode about getting started with blogging:

ladybug.dev/episodes/blogging-101?...

@aspittel (one of the hosts) also has these 2 articles about starting to blog:

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Tyler V. (he/him)

Additionally, Laurie just posted a relevant article:

laurieontech.com/posts/meta-blog/

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Jason Braganza

@crislanarafael , I tend to learn something and then either write about what I learnt in my own words or what I feel about what I learnt or how it opened up a new way of thinking for me

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Crislana Rafael Author

That sounds like a great starting point to go on Jason!