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How do you use DEV?

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I have to confess - I have several great articles bookmarked over the past few months that I am still trying to catch up πŸ‘©β€πŸ’».

  • Do you have a set schedule to catch up with bookmarked articles?
  • If tutorials are posted on Dev or any other blogging platform, do you try them out?
  • Any best practices around blogging platform(s) usage you would like to share?

Thanks!

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Josh Ellis

Bookmarked Articles

I don't have any sort of set schedule, but I do try to treat my bookmarks like my inbox (and I practice inbox zero), so the bookmark number stays pretty low. If I don't want to lose something long term, I will save/bookmark it in some other way depending on how sure I want to be of finding it later.

Tutorials

I only do tutorials if they're relevant to something I already wanted to learn. Generally, I'll attempt to learn something on my own first. And I prefer video tutorials, so I rarely do tutorials from here (unless there's a video).

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dev0928 Author

I like your idea of treating bookmarks like inbox. I should try that. Thanks for sharing!

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Josh Ellis

Dev actually has an archive for saved articles, so it’s very inbox-like

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Vitor Paladini

Hello, here's my two cents:

Do you have a set schedule to catch up with bookmarked articles?

Not really. I usually bookmark an article when I want to check the comments later. But I have this problem with bookmarks in general where I bookmark lots of stuff and simply forget about them. πŸ₯΄

If tutorials are posted on Dev or any other blogging platform, do you try them out?

Usually, I only look for tutorials when I'm learning something specific so tutorials are more of a thing that I write than read around here. πŸ™‚

Any best practices around blogging platform(s) usage you would like to share?

Regarding blog platforms, I quit Medium after they started paywalling everything and never went back. Publishing on a personal website doesn't work for me because I hate promoting my content.

A great think about DEV as a blogging platform is that if you write something really good you can be sure that your audience will find it, even if you are not internet famous.

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dev0928 Author

Thanks for sharing your view!

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Vitor Paladini

Happy to help πŸ˜„