3 simple steps to get started with writing for techies — Why and How
If you are a techie like me and you want to get people notice about your skills, I strongly recommend you get started with writing. Here’s why and how.
Last month, I asked 2 Vietnamese friends who are engineering manager and CTO working at two large startups in Vietnam on which are the good-to-have skills for engineers. The answer is writing.
“Writing is becoming so important that companies like Amazon start their engineering manager screening process with a writing exercise” — Gergely Orosz — The Pragmatic Engineers
Here is how you can get started.
Brainstorm topics that related to your experience in the past 2 years
Spend about 10 minutes to brainstorm all the topics related to what you have done in the past 2 years in your profession. If you are a software engineer, you can write about how you write clean code, tricks help you save time in debugging. Here is the Twitter thread from Dickie Bush — captain at #Ship30For30 online writing academy — to inspire you.
Setup an account on a blogging platform
I have been writing on Medium since 2016. You can register an account on other platform like Substack. They are free. Do now! it takes you less than 5 minutes. If you sign up for partner program on Medium, they will pay you money if your writings attract sufficient readers. I used to earn $ 0.6 from Medium. The amount is not substantial but motivated me to keep writing.
Spend 30 minutes each day to write short blog posts in 30 days
From the topics you brainstormed, you write short blog posts about 250–300 words. Don’t aim for the perfection. Just hit publish button once you are done.
Lastly, share your writings on social media platforms like Twitter, LinkedIn or Facebook. The engagement data will help you get clearer on what topics you should write after 30 days.
Writing is a super underrated skill that techies tend to not appreciate.
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