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Hamish Macpherson

Great advice! Another small thing I would add is that even if someone has written about your topic before, things change a lot in tech. I know when I'm looking for a resource on something I definitely favor newer resources/articles over something more dated. (Pretty sure Google does, too. Generally speaking.)

This may not hold up as well for posts that are less technical, but in those cases Glenn pointed out a myriad of reasons to do it anyway. Go forth and write!

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Glenn Stovall Author

This is true. Writing about the latest technologies can be a double-edged sword. On the one hand, it's novel and useful. On the other hand, that means what you write also runs the risk of becoming out-of-date. Which isn't the end of the world. Plenty of people work on out-of-date stacks and legacy software, and still need help with older technologies.