There's been an awesome sort of article floating around DEV for some time: one where the author publicly journals their experiences as a developer.
These have always felt like they needed their own tag to call home...and now they have one: the
Any time you write a post describing your own experiences, consider adding the
#devjournal tag. For example...
- Development logs detailing your team's progress,
- Top five things you learned this week,
- Some "brilliant" idea you tried that utterly bombed (and why),
- Your weekly journal from starting your first development job,
- Your goals for the next week.
If it's something you'd write in a journal about your life as a coder, you can put it here.
#devjournal should be exactly that: entries about your experiences. It should not be used for...
Tutorials and articles that aren't directly related to your experiences.
Posts primarily promoting your project. (Use
#showdevor Listings for that.) Tell us how you did it instead!
Most discussion prompts. (Use
#discussinstead.) See below...
Your post should be about you and your experiences, which generally makes it a mismatch for the
There is one major exception...Journal Prompts. If you want to encourage other developers to write a
#devjournal-style comment in response to a prompt, it may be reasonable to use both tags.
There are a few tags that may or may not also fit your post. Be sure to know the rules for the tags you're using, and select the right ones.
#beginnersis for articles geared towards newbies to programming (or at least to a language).
#showdevis for showing off projects you're proud of.
#explainlikeimfiveis for super basic explanations of topics.
#careeris for anything relating to careers.
It may also be a good idea to include tags for the technologies you're using, especially languages and specialties.
However, since there's a limit to the number of tags you can choose, if your post fits this tag, please make
#devjournal one of them!
Pretty simple, hey? As long as your post is written about your experiences, and what you've learned,
#devjournal invites you to share your experiences with the DEV community.