TechWriters community.

September 26, 2020. Filed under techwriters 1

In part "stuck away from friends due to pandemic" inspired, I've been wishing there was a tech writing community for semi-serious writers. As an experiment, I'm trying to spin up a Discord server to create such a community.

Read a bit more about the project at techwriters.dev.

My hope is this will become a healthy, positive place to talk about creating tech and tech-adjacent, particularly for folks who do it semi-seriously: frequently bloggers, book authors, public speakers and so on. Creating this sort of community is hard work, and not something I've done before, so I imagine it'll be a bit of a learning curve, and excited to add a few more administrators if there are folks with that experience who'd be interested in participating.

Alright, a few frequently asked questions.

Should I join?

Sure, if you're interested you should join. I'm not really sure what "semi-serious writer" or "semi-serious" content creator means, so if you think you'd enjoy being part of a creative community then you should definitely join.

Why Discord rather than Slack?

To be honest, I've never used Discord before, but a few folks mentioned it as preferable to Slack and figured it would be good to give it a try.

Why not join an existing community instead?

I reached out to a handful of folks and none had found a particularly good fit in an existing Slack or Discord, so decided to try spinning one up. It's totally possible there's already a great existing community that'll emerge from the woodwork and it'll make more sense to fold this effort into that preexisting one.

Can I be an admin?

Maybe! If you're empathetic, kind and engaged then send a note to techwriters-dev@googlegroups.com and we'll see what we can do.