First I love dev.to . I just fail to understand what went in your head when you opened it.. "lets open a developer friendly blogging platform like the other million out there and hope it works"? (It worked but I just don't get it).
I think this question would be best answered by @ben
. This article touches on some of his general insights about launching a project
But I'm sure he'd be happy to expand on the specific rationale and motivation for starting The Practical Dev Twitter account and then dev.to platform.
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