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What makes a good article good?

Hey devs,

Can you share your point of view? What are the qualities of a good article?

Is it...

  • Easy to read.
  • Has some great information.
  • Funny / Enjoyable.
  • Has someone's experience or story.
  • What else?

Top comments (6)

jennrmillerdev profile image
Jen Miller

hmm, my top two are:

It has to provide value to me. Value could be an emotion or a piece of information. But there has to be something there

Tone To The Reader
To me, one of the most off turning aspects of a blog is if it's too arrogant or degrades the reader. Some of this I'm pulling off a my comment/discussion from here.

For example, articles that bully or is rude to a reader, but justify it in 'the name of developer advocacy' are a prime example. "You should know this, if you don't, then you are a bad person" kind of tone I think are poor ways to convey a point of view.

I'm OK with catchy titles, we all do those. But when there is a lack of 'compassion' in discussing a POV (that not everyone needs to share), then compassion has a bigger impact then just sound like a jerk.

bassemibrahim profile image

Yeah, Totally agree with you here. Everyone needs to have this concept that their POV is a POV after all.

ismailai profile image
ismail self-developer

Wouldn't let readers take their eyes off of it (keep them keen to read more, in hopes of finding more and more info as they continue reading through)

bassemibrahim profile image

Good point 👌👏, I think every blogger aims to do this.