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re: Definitive guides vs articles every day? VIEW POST


I think as a content consumer, and someone who has thought a lot about this in organizing DEV, I think folks need both, because we essentially learn by immersion and need to be exposed to different angles to get a big picture.

More articles means you can address more specific topics and gain a pulse with your audience, definitive guides have a better chance at reaching many, many folks and having a singularly huge impact. So with that I'd probably lean towards whichever of these models fits your style as an author best.


Thanks @benhalpern for sharing your opinion on this subject.
I agree with what you are saying to some point but at the same time I think that authors don't have a single style.

They can have a lot of different ways to offer information to their readers using long or short articles and every author is an educator that needs to offer value and interact with the readers of his or her article to understand what value they can bring with their work to the whole community.

So as a conclusion, I think authors will need to adapt to what the readers want and find easy ways to teach others about what they write no matter the format of the article they use.


adapt to what the readers want

Careful what you wish for.

You might find out that "the readers," by and large, behave as though they want a slightly longer form version of Twitter & Buzzfeed that happens to have markdown (for now).

Why not half of the project for free half for money as a course. I think it could be an interesting course that can teach us all a lot.

Thanks @🦄N B🛡 for suggesting this idea

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