In the past few weeks, I started to write a series of articles about Technology. Specifically, I like writing about Artificial Intelligence. The proliferation of AI both fascinates me and terrifies me. I love researching real applications of AI and analyze current trends. I also write about programming. Although I’m still catching up on the latest technologies in Data Science, I write about the technologies that I know and love. I try to write about programming in a way that will add value to the reader. My reader may be a software engineer, a data scientist, and a researcher. They may also be a student, an enthusiast and someone who doesn’t program at all.
Due to writing technology articles, I end up reading a lot all over the internet for my research. This research can be other people’s articles, research papers or news articles. Combining tricks that I’ve learned from reading other people’s articles with my own, I can now provide you with a list of tricks to do. Along with that, there are also pitfalls to avoid.
If you are looking to write articles about technology, I hope this list will be helpful to you.
Technology Articles Can Be Personal
I love writing personal essays. Writing personal essays in the first person comes naturally to me. I love writing details, descriptions and putting my emotions behind my writing. When I started to write about technology, I thought I had to stay objective. I couldn’t bring any emotional component to writing a technology article. That is such a myth.
Nowadays, if you read technology essays from the Atlantic, the New York Times or the Wall Street Journal, you will notice that these articles often speaks to the reader in some personal way. The article uses a lot of research. But, behind the research is a writing voice that speaks to the reader personally. Sometimes, you will find that personal experience is staggered along the lines to give the essay subjective evidence.