When we launched our redesigned website last year, we also added a new blog section. We then seeded it with some initial posts that already existed, and have continued to add content.
Now, we are looking for even more great blog content, which is where YOU come in! If you are working with, or on, anything in the Cloud DevTools space, here are the options to get your writings posted.
In lieu of potential guidelines for posts, here are two things to keep in mind before you write.
Firstly, your post has to be related to Eclipse cloud developer tools. It is preferred that they are in direct relation to Cloud DevTools working group work or projects. If not, an indirect relation to them might work, for example mentioning technologies like LSP as used in another environment.
Secondly, here’s a tip for when your post is approved and is ready for publication. In order for it to appear optimally in the listing, we recommend each post has a clear summary of what it is about. The best way to do this is using the HTML summary tag, and most blog platforms have a way of surfacing this up for you and making it easy.
Here are two ways to get listed.
1. Syndicate your blog feed to Planet Eclipse, and tag posts that you want to appear with ‘ECDTools’.
If your blog, or a category within it, is Eclipse-related then getting listed on Planet Eclipse is a great way to get a larger audience. To add your blog to the feed, please have a look at our guidelines and then open a GitHub issue or create a pull request with your feed-specific information. This is the recommended way for your posts to appear on the Cloud DevTools blog.
2. Create a pull request at the Cloud DevTools website repository.
This is the ideal option if you don’t have your own blog. Posts that live natively on the website are written in markdown, a lightweight text format that can embellish content with formatting features. Before starting your post, please file an issue to seek validation for your idea. We recommend this to avoid the situation where you spend some time writing the post, and then the PR is rejected.
Over time, we’ll be improving our blog in terms of features as well as attracting more traffic. Our objective is to bring a new audience to the work you are doing. Regardless of which method you choose for getting listed, we welcome your ideas and content on the Cloud DevTools blog. We have a vibrant community and we want to share all the goodness that is happening to a broader audience.