I recently wrote a guide that aims to cover everything that a learner may need to write and publish articles on the internet.
It covers why you should write, writing advice for new writers, and a list of places that invite contributions from new writers:
Why you should write:
Writing isn’t just for “writers”. The art of writing well is for everyone to learn - programmers, marketers, managers and leaders, alike. And yes, data scientists and analysts too!
You should write because when you do so:
- You learn the art of writing and data skills better
- You teach and make your reader’s learning journeys easier
- You reach other learners and working professionals and thus, grow your professional network
Publishing your knowledge has a direct impact on your career as it often opens up unexpected opportunities!
Writing advice for new writers
If you have decided to take on the leap and start writing, I have a few pieces of advice for you. These are some simple tips that most new writers aren’t aware of. I learned some of them the hard way and now you can learn them all with ease:
- Be mindful of your writing style
- Be prepared to throw away a lot of what you write
- Check for spelling, punctuation and grammatical errors
- Submit every article that you write to multiple sources/publications if they allow “canonical URLs”
List of places that accept contributions:
Finally, when you have an article ready, you should try to publish it in popular publications so you may reach as wide an audience as possible. The article lists a full list of places that welcome contributions from beginners.
This was just a summary! You can read the full thing on Dataquest’s blog here: