I am helping thousands of dev bloggers attain creative freedom with Hashnode. I am Sandeep Panda, ask me anything!

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Hey Sandeep Panda

Thank you for the AMA!

I really enjoy Hashnode and what you guys do to provide the tools for developers to quickly get into blogging on their personal Domain.

  1. I was reading about the history of Hashnode and it seems like the original goal was to be a Q&A platform. I know AMA is an important part but what made you guys pivot to including blog articles?

  2. What made you choose Next.js as your framework? Do you guys do any Static generation or is everything done through SSR? Have you found any limitations or struggles with the current implementation with Next.js?

  3. When will your hiring freeze on developers end?

  4. Is a burrito considered a sandwich?

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  1. Yes, the original goal was to be a Q&A community. But we soon realized that blogging for devs is broken. Most of the developers give away their content to third party platforms who make money from it or put it under their paywall. It's time to change this behavior and own your content by publishing under your own domain and branding. We thought this is a bigger and more interesting problem to solve. Hence we pivoted. :) I wrote more about it in this answer: hashnode.com/post/i-am-helping-thousands-of..

  2. Next.js is awesome. We are big fans of Node.js and React. Next.js makes it really easy to write React/Node based web apps and iterate faster. That's why it was the natural choice for us.

  3. In a couple of months -- most likely after the end of October.

  4. Sure, why not? 😋

Have you found any limitations or struggles with the current implementation with Next.js?

None! :D