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Discussion on: I'm working on a guide for developers who want to blog, but don't know where to start. What questions should I answer?

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Glenn Stovall Author

Hey Orim, thank you for the kind words.

How can I explain/communicate programming concepts effectively?

Great question. I try to break down concepts and keep articles as clear and concise as possible. Don't try to teach people everything, just teach them what they need to know. I also try to consider what possible roadblocks the reader could run into, and move those out of their way. Another tactic I've found useful is to use examples based on real data. No foos and bars and to-do lists here.

Where can I find/What are the best grammar-checkers?

I use Grammarly and Hemingway. Neither will make you a great writer, but they'll catch common mistakes and help keep your writing at a certain minimum standard.

How do I write so that readers would instinctively share the content with others who need it?

I wish there was a magic formula here, but there isn't. The best tactics I have is to keep the reader in mind, be as useful as possible. If you create something that can help one person, it can help others. Think back to the last article you shared, what made you share that with someone? Look for inspiration from others you admire.

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Orim Dominic Adah

Oh! Thanks! I'm keeping these in mind! I really appreciate! 💙