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How to start writing

saigowthamr profile image Sai gowtham Updated on ・2 min read

First, let me share something about me i was started writing from Apr 5, 2018, in dev.to and Medium so far i have gained 6,000 followers in dev.to and my monthly views in the medium are 30k.

Everything is already in front of you just create an account in dev.to and start writing from today don't think more about your grammar or mistakes.

“Those who only do what they feel like… don’t do much. To be successful at anything you must take action even when you don’t feel like it, knowing that the action itself will produce the motivation you need to follow through.” -Hal Elrod

At the time of i started writing my grammar is not good but i never think of that because any skill we want to learn can take time. It's ok to make mistakes without making mistakes we can't grow so don't stop writing if someone criticizes you.

“You can’t be an important and life-changing presence to some people without also being a joke and an embarrassment to others.
”- Mark Manson

Don't think more about what other people say. If you don’t have control over what you are doing the people besides you can control your brain because you always fear of doing new things or trying things.

The only way to be better at writing is to write daily choose a topic a start writing. Don't compare your writing with other people because everyone has there own voice so don't be someone else be yourself.

Sarasoueidan is a freelance front-end UI/UX developer what she said about writing.

"I even uninstalled Google Analytics because I didn’t care about checking any visitor numbers or bounce rates or whatever. My blog is there, and I will publish content, whether people read it or not."

without doing wrong you never know what is right.

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Samuel Nitsche

I don't think I could do blogging that way. I guess there are very different approaches to writing.
For my texts I strive towards perfection. Not that I'll ever reach it but editing, reviewing and rewriting is the most important and also biggest part when I create a blog article.
I don't think that daily approach would satisfy me.

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Ben Halpern

You've been doing amazing things Sai! Your contributions to the community are wonderful.

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Dmitriy Belyaev

Thank you what writing!

Is follower number is public info at dev.to? Saw it only at dashboard.

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Sai gowtham Author

Yeah it's not public in dev.to

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Ben Halpern

Additionally, I gave you both view count analytics access, which will be generally available pretty soon. Should be available in your dashboard, let me know if there are any issues.

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Sai gowtham Author

it works fine 🎇

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Ben Halpern

Awesome!

By the way with regards to:

At the time of i started writing my grammar is not good but i never think of that because any skill we want to learn can take time.

Have you tried Grammarly? I use it myself and I have found it super valuable.

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Sai gowtham Author

Yeah, ben I'm using it.
In vscode i use Dictionary completion extension.

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Dmitriy Belyaev

Thanks, Ben! It works fine.

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Eric Zingeler

Thank you for posting. I agree with your overall message; however, I wouldn’t discount the importance of grammar. Like software languages, natural languages have rules and structure to aid in successful interpretation. Whether you’re writing code or writing an article, if it’s full of errors then it won’t compute. That being said, there’s nothing wrong with a little code smell here and there.

What if we applied good coding practices to natural language writing? Such as:

  • Use a purpose built natural language editor such as MS Word or Google Docs.
  • Have someone code review or proofread before going public.
  • Pair programming with someone at a higher level will increase quality.
  • Have an open mind and be acceptable of constructive criticism.
  • Keep learning, keep practicing and don’t give up.

P.S. My comment is in response to the content of this post and not its grammar. Thanks again!

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Camilo Martinez

That's why I'm trying to do.

One year ago I decided start writing in English (my native language is Spanish).

This task force me to learn and be more fluent on my words.

But if you write... then you also be available to get feed back. For my is an important thing because can grow my skills.

Keep writing my friend!

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Steve Zhou

What's holding me back is the English grammar. Any good resources to enhance English grammar?

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Sai gowtham Author

Use grammarly

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Maciek Chmura

Just like my role model once said:
"Just keep swimming,
Just keep swimming,
Just keep swimming swimming swimming,
What do we do we swim swim swim"

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keremispirli

“You can’t be an important and life-changing presence to some people without also being a joke and an embarrassment to others.”

This quote is from Mark Manson, in case you want to give credit.

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Ben Sinclair

It's ok to make mistakes without making mistakes we can't grow so don't stop writing if someone criticizes you.

Yep.

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Paulo Magno Rodrigues Salum

How long does it take for you to write an article?