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Discussion on: How to Write a Good Blog Post

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Martin Streicher

I am the former EIC of Linux Magazine. I've worked with hundreds of writers that never wrote previously. Writing technical articles is not the same as writing a novel; the parameters of what's required is different. However, the writer still needs to be effective.

One critical point: an outline is only effective if you know exactly what important information you want to relay to your audience. Identity the 1-3 points you want your readers to walk away with. (The information is the hook.) The rest of the outline should come along more readily.

You will want to establish context or even define who your audience is and describe what you want to relay and why it is important. Then you can provide your arguments, evidence, code examples, etc. Then close and hopefully you have achieved your goal.