My Experience at the Hashnode Technical Writing Bootcamp
Being a business analyst means a lot of writing. So, I can say I've been into technical writing since 2018, but I didn't realize it until 2020. I saw it as boring. Some of my colleagues teased me, 'All you do is write documents', 'Why is your screen always white?' I let it get to me because I thought I was the least important on the chain of importance not realizing how valuable I actually am.
In 2020, I signed up on Hashnode and I got the chance to attend the first Technical Writing Bootcamp. It was a great experience and I met 4 amazing writers ( Catalin Pit, Omotola Shogunle, Tapas Adhikary & Victoria Lo ) who have helped shape & streamline my thoughts & expectations on technical writing.
Some of the points I picked up from the bootcamp include but are not limited to:
- Knowing your audience and writing to fit their needs.
- Discovering your writing style.
- Writing consistently.
- Branding your blog.
- Promoting your blog. There's no point in writing and not sharing your articles.
- Writing as a way of improving as a developer.
- Focusing on writing quality articles.
Your blog is your persona, a reflection of who you are and what you know.
Thanks to the speakers and the entire Hashnode team for providing this opportunity. The journey has only begun.
Nice one! I'm glad you learned a lot from the bootcamp! I hope you will now enjoy writing without caring what your colleagues say about it :) All the best!