Publishing your technical writing (Responses)
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Where do you like to publish your technical writing? (Choose all that apply)
Do you normally publish in one place or multiple when you share your writing?
How do you spread the word of your writing?What are some reasons you would not choose to publish to a specific platform?
Are you paid for your writing or do you do it as a hobby?
What are some reasons you chose to publish your writing where you do?What pain points do you run into when publishing your writing?Any other thoughts to share regarding publishing technical writing?
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4/24/2019 3:29:26Personal hosted blog, Wordpress hosted siteJust oneTwitter, RSSSoft Paywall (e.g. "You can read 3 more articles without a subscrition"), Hard Paywall (e.g. "You must subscribe to read this article")
I do it for fun/to better my understanding of a subject.
Used Wordpress for other efforts, so I was comfortable with the uiCode samplesFinding the right level of detail for the reader without being too basic or complex
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4/24/2019 4:12:30Personal hosted blog, Medium, dev.to1-3Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, RSSHard Paywall (e.g. "You must subscribe to read this article"), Copyright/Licensing restrictions
I do it for fun/to better my understanding of a subject.
I just started cross posting on medium/dev.to. before that it was only on my blog. I started cross posting to try and get the content to more people.Fact checking
Not that many people read my blog posts, really, but I refer back to posts I've written all the time.
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4/24/2019 5:23:07Personal hosted blog, Medium, dev.to1-3Twitter, Reddit in angular and angular2Soft Paywall (e.g. "You can read 3 more articles without a subscrition"), On medium it's sometimes hard to write, e.g. no code format. It has the most users, so i can't not share it there.
I do it for fun/to better my understanding of a subject.
It's easy on dev.to, i just have to copy paste it from my personal blog. I published on my own blog, so I always own the content.MediumIt's so much fun, i learn a lot by doing it, plus i meet so many great people.
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4/24/2019 5:25:51Personal hosted blog, Medium, dev.to1-3Twitter, LinkedInHard Paywall (e.g. "You must subscribe to read this article"), Copyright/Licensing restrictions
I do it for fun/to better my understanding of a subject.
Medium and dev.to are the most commonly referred-to-platforms when it comes to technical writing. When I am coding, and need to get some of my concepts cleared about some topic, I choose to go to medium to study deep about that topic from the people working on it.
Inserting code files is a hassle, sometimes medium doesn't preview the GitHub gist files.
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4/24/2019 6:18:36Personal hosted blogJust oneI don't share what I've writtenSoft Paywall (e.g. "You can read 3 more articles without a subscrition"), Hard Paywall (e.g. "You must subscribe to read this article"), Not a wide user base
I do it for fun/to better my understanding of a subject.
Build up a portfolio, articles and tutorials for my own reference - if others benefit that’s a bonusExposure, accuracy of content
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4/24/2019 6:27:41MediumJust oneTwitter, LinkedIn, Reddit
Soft Paywall (e.g. "You can read 3 more articles without a subscrition"), Hard Paywall (e.g. "You must subscribe to read this article"), Not a wide user base, Lack of features, Copyright/Licensing restrictions
I've been paidShare knowledge and publicity
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4/24/2019 7:31:00MediumJust oneTwitterSoft Paywall (e.g. "You can read 3 more articles without a subscrition"), Hard Paywall (e.g. "You must subscribe to read this article"), Lack of features
I do it for fun/to better my understanding of a subject.
Most common place people post articles. Place where the publication I'm posting for is hosted.Not trivial to import from other platforms/formats.
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4/24/2019 9:39:09MediumJust oneTwitterSoft Paywall (e.g. "You can read 3 more articles without a subscrition"), Not a wide user base
I do it for fun/to better my understanding of a subject.
The publication that I contribute to is on that platform. Hopefully move onto a better one soon.
Platform is missing the context table. Doesn't support code highlighting out of the box (only through gists).
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4/24/2019 9:52:15Personal hosted blog, Medium1-3Twitter, LinkedInNot a wide user base, Copyright/Licensing restrictions
I do it for fun/to better my understanding of a subject.
Wide audience Incorrect parsing info from URL -
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4/24/2019 12:40:56Personal hosted blog, MediumJust oneTwitter, LinkedInHard Paywall (e.g. "You must subscribe to read this article"), Not a wide user baseI've been paid
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4/24/2019 13:15:50Medium1-3Twitter, LinkedIn, Skype dev chatNot a wide user base, Copyright/Licensing restrictions
I do it for fun/to better my understanding of a subject.
Wide audienceNoneLearn more, share your experience
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4/24/2019 14:58:26Personal hosted blog, Medium, dev.to1-3
Twitter, Facebook, Reddit, echo.js, hacker news
Soft Paywall (e.g. "You can read 3 more articles without a subscrition"), Hard Paywall (e.g. "You must subscribe to read this article"), Not a wide user base, Copyright/Licensing restrictions
I've been paidMultiple places to get the most exposureHandling edits after publishing in multiple places
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4/24/2019 15:45:29Medium1-3TwitterCopyright/Licensing restrictions
I do it for fun/to better my understanding of a subject.
It's painlessNone so far!The best way to learn is to teach.
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4/24/2019 16:30:46Medium, dev.to, habr.com hashnode.com3+Twitter, LinkedInSoft Paywall (e.g. "You can read 3 more articles without a subscrition"), Hard Paywall (e.g. "You must subscribe to read this article"), Copyright/Licensing restrictions
I do it for fun/to better my understanding of a subject.
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4/28/2019 18:02:29Personal hosted blogJust oneTwitter, LinkedIn, FacebookI don’t understand the question. I've been paid
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5/2/2019 21:06:43Personal hosted blog1-3TwitterSoft Paywall (e.g. "You can read 3 more articles without a subscrition")
I do it for fun/to better my understanding of a subject.
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5/3/2019 1:34:39MediumJust oneI don't share what I've writtenSoft Paywall (e.g. "You can read 3 more articles without a subscrition"), Hard Paywall (e.g. "You must subscribe to read this article")
I do it for fun/to better my understanding of a subject.
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5/3/2019 1:35:00MediumJust oneTwitter, LinkedIn
Soft Paywall (e.g. "You can read 3 more articles without a subscrition"), Hard Paywall (e.g. "You must subscribe to read this article"), Not a wide user base, Lack of features, Copyright/Licensing restrictions
I do it for fun/to better my understanding of a subject.
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5/3/2019 1:36:33MediumJust oneLinkedInNot a wide user base
I do it for fun/to better my understanding of a subject.
Wide readership
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