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The Dev.to writing tips 鉁嶐煆金煔

Daniel Diaz
Self-taught Python/Django Developer, Technical Writer, and long-life learner. I enjoy creating software from scratch and sharing knowledge with stunning technical articles.
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Hi there, awesome people on the internet.

Today I want to make a compilation of the best writing tips according to Dev.to writers.

I start on the comment section. 馃槈

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Daniel Diaz Author

Please don't use abbreviations without explaining their meaning at least one time.

You don't have any idea how much time I've lost reading a post and googling weird abbreviations.

No everyone out there now the meaning of VCS (Version Control system) or DTL (Django template language).

In conclusion, try to specify all of the abbreviations you use. Your readers will thank you. 馃槈

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Amelia Vieira Rosado

Hmm I wrote a post about that not too long ago. Here's a summary:

  • break up walls of text
  • add media (images, videos etc)
  • don't make the blog too long (up to you if you wanna write a 60 minute read)
  • structure your post properly

That's the gist of it.

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DevLorenzo • Edited

don't make the blog too long (up to you if you wanna write a 60 minute read)

ooooops

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Ryan

181 minutes wow!

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Daniel Diaz Author

Great contribution!

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Feli (she/her)

I'm so happy you commented here, so I had the chance to expirence your blog posts <3

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MiguelMJ

Write because you want to, not because they tell you is the best thing to do. That mindset will make you unhappy if your writting doesn't receive attention.

Then, always be sure to make a complete research effort before you write about something. You will learn more and produce better content!

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Daniel Diaz Author

Then, always be sure to make a complete research effort before you write about something. You will learn more and produce better content!

This is totally true. I write 6x faster when I research before mashing the keyboard.

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DevLorenzo

Be fun, be kind, be useful, be yourself. That's around 50% of writing a blog. The remaining 50% is technical. For this reason, however, I highly recommend learning marketing, copywriting, and some design techniques.
Also, having a workspace can really improve your writer's life, I use Notion.

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Daniel Diaz Author

Really cool advice.

I think I know from somewhere ....

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NicoRay86 • Edited

Thank you for sharing, any advice related to writing is very valuable since it's not very easy for me to do it. And in the modern world, this is just a necessary skill. For example, I recently needed to finish a research project, but summarize this on my own was quite difficult. I'd like to work out this area and improve my writing skills so that I can easily cope with any tasks.

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