🖊️ my new rule for writing dev blogs

a rule to follow when writing a dev blog post

Mar 17, 2021

Personally, I don’t find it compelling reading dev blog posts that follow these patterns

  • “I had a problem, so I asked a question, and this person had an answer that was ….”
  • “I saw something on twitter, and thought it looked interesting so i followed the link and this is what I found …”

But I find myself accidentally writing them all the time.

I often take notes using bullet points, and when I flush out the idea a bit more, sometimes there’s not a lot of content.

I try to make it into more of a story, rather than a paragraph and a solution, but sometimes it’s better to be short and sweet.

So my new, slightly more quantitative rule will be:

Don’t make a post with more context than content