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How I got a job at Hashnode as a content writer💥

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How I got a job at Hashnode as a content writer💥

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Bobby
·Jan 22, 2022·

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Table of contents

  • The beginning 🤓
  • Hashnode bobs who dis? ✍🏽
  • Tips for someone trying to get into writing 📚

The beginning 🤓

A few months ago, I started blogging on hashnode.

My posts would cover my transition to a front-end developer as well as covering some web3 tips and tricks.💰

I covered crypto gems such as Xcademy, Strongblock or Mirror XYZ. This blog was just a way for me to document my learnings, and it was a great way to reinforce my learning of specific blockchain topics.

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Writing an article requires you to dig deeper into the technicalities, so this is an excellent way to learn more and showcase that understanding.

However, I would be lying if I did not admit that blogging would be a great way to get my name there.

This blog could act as a type of CV for my web3 life. My normal CV has nothing tech related, so I thought a blog would be a way to show off my skills and knowledge.

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Hashnode bobs who dis? ✍🏽

After a month or two on Hashnode, the content lead from Hashnode reached out to me to discuss me working on a freelance basis to write articles for their new web3 blog. This shocked me.

I was never a fan of writing, but someone gave me the opportunity to write and get paid. I must have underestimated my ability to write.

They liked my articles, but they wanted me to write a test article to prove that I could follow their rules in writing and design.

This was the first time that I wanted to improve my writing. I wanted to be a better writer.

Fortunately, I passed their test and published that article here.

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Since then, I have written a couple more articles that have been published. One was one web3 wallet and the other on the NFT music industry.

Tips for someone trying to get into writing 📚

Honestly, I will not act like I know much about it. I am pretty new to the technical writing scene, so I don't know much.

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But I do have a few tips for people trying to get in.

  • Write. Just write fast and then edit it later
  • Pick a topic that interests you. Sure, things are trendy, but it's more important to explain any topic in a simple way.
  • Post weekly or bi-weekly. It is an excellent way to show commitment.
  • Add your original twist to your writing.
  • Post your content in communities that can help promote. I posted my content in the developer_dao discord, which helped a lot.

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Don't overthink. Just write and post. You only get better with practice. I never thought I would blog, but here I am. And I am happy I started. :

 
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