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February 2020

Software Engineers on Writing Articles

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The technologies of today are increasing in both variance and sophistication every day, making it more difficult to keep up with everything that is happening.

On an individual level, I am struggling to keep up with everything that is happening while striving to excel at my job and balance my life. And I am not even that busy. I know there are people out there trying to balance ten times more things than I am, and I have no idea how they manage.

We need great writers who can digest complex information and present it in an easy and quick-to-understand manner.

For example, when I tried to learn what Kubernetes was, I started by reading their documentation (what better source than the official website?). After a few pages, I realized I hadn’t understood anything. It was my fault, but I found out that many fellow engineers also found it difficult.

Afterward, I came across an informative article. I went back to the documentation and was able to read it in less than 10 minutes, and everything became clear.

This Kubernetes post was thorough but was able to explain everything through analogies and explanations. If there were similar posts for every technology out there, everyone could acquire knowledge about them in a day, rather than struggling to digest the documentation over and over again.

This would be beneficial since it would help expose more people to new technologies.

To achieve this, we need people to put effort into creating content. Let’s go over why it’s worth it.

What You, the Writer, Gain

At first glance, you may think that you lose time that could be devoted to creating proper, readable content. This is not true at all. Content has incredible benefits.


Although I know this quote is not entirely accurate, I have experienced it. When you try to explain a topic you are not familiar with, you realize how little you know about it. After starting to write, I began to uncover areas where I lacked confidence. As a result, I found myself delving deeper into research and reading to ensure the accuracy of the information I was including in my article.

It’s important to make sure that what you write is accurate, as you want your post to be of the highest quality! This requires you to think hard about every statement you want to include in your essay.

Lastly, I have found that writing an article helps solidify my understanding of the idea in my mind. That is my motivation for continuing to write. Nowadays, the actual way I learn about a new concept is by writing an article about it.