the benefits of
technical blogging

@vaidehijoshi

1. what did you notice about how she writes?

2. what did you like about how she writes?

3. what did you learn that you didn't know before?

4. what did you want to read/learn more about?

https://jvns.ca/blog/2016/10/04/exec-will-eat-your-brain

programmer

writer

programmer

okay.

what next?

how do i level up?

hello, hi, yes.

 

how do i do this?

maybe no one is reading.

maybe no one will.

okay, well, maybe:

 

i just write for me.

people started reading!

                  started asking me questions!

           started saying  thank you!

Human

beings

love

stories

story of lots of little problems

story of my first year of programming

story of all the things i learned

so, why should you blog?

retroactive/reflective debugging

🐥

documentation of you,

                                    how you think,

                                    how you've grown       

📚

ridiculously awesome resume     

😜

diary for your future self     

📝

but it's not just for you, either.

educating others,
open source contribution

📣

okay but how do you teach through writing?

let's forget the writing part for a second.

 

let's teach each other.

describe how to sign up for a facebook account without using a computer.

habits of highly-effective technical blogs:

how did you arrive at the solution?

👻

introduce + structure the problem

explore/unpack how it works

be yourself

Write to please just one person.

               

                                       —Kurt Vonnegut

writing is a lot easier when you aren't worried about who is reading.

how do i know what to write about?

1/ things we WANT to learn

2/ things that we've already learned

3/ side projects

4/ features we built/designed

5/ new technologies

6/ weird bugs and how we solved them

something to get you started:

Two minutes,

feedback, &

writing time!

All them resources!

product:
blog.skylight.io

stripe.com/blog

 

generaL:

hacker newsletter

pointer.io

language-specific:
ruby, react, ember weekly's

 

amazing people,

who write amazing blogs,


 

 

(WHO HAPPEN TO ALL BE WOMEN!):

JULIA EVANS

MARY ROSE COOK

KYLIE STRADLEY

LIZ BAILLIE

Get it down.
Take chances.
It may be bad, but it’s the only way you can do anything really good.

                 – William Faulkner

thank you!

The Benefits of Technical Blogging

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The Benefits of Technical Blogging

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