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#1 2015-07-08 10:04:59

From: Leeds, UK
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Write for us: calling on the Textpattern spirit

Do you have something to say about Textpattern? Why you like it. What you’ve done with it. What it does for you or your clients. Why you keep coming back to it? Do you want to rally the troops for a cause? Organise a meetup? Report on something Textpattern-related: the community spirit; the speed; the power; the flexibility; its lightweight nature; its yellowness…

We’re giving you a platform to talk about it on centre stage: the textpattern.com blog (which will be renamed appropriately as the .com site is revamped).

Traditionally the blog has been for developers to (often sporadically) post about the project. That has changed as of this week. We now accept English guest entries from anyone who wishes to write about the project. Two people — Pete Cooper and Destry Wion — have published there already. You could be next.

As a helpful starter, there’s a blog template available on Google Drive, with simple instructions on how to use it to format your creation. Copy it, then Just Write, and share the finished article with one of the devs. We’ll review it and work with you to refine it if necessary — mainly to ensure it fits within the editorial style guidelines or isn’t slanderous! — then publish it when both parties have agreed.

When more contributions appear and the site revamp kicks in, we’ll alter things to make it possible to link to a list of your published content. Maybe even give you a bio page alongside, who knows.

Within reason, there’s no minimum or maximum word limit so please take this opportunity to share your thoughts on Textpattern whenever the mood strikes. If you need inspiration, please see my posts highlighting some of things you might like to write about and writing honestly for more impact. From now on, if ever there’s little activity in the blog, you can do something about it!

Thank you, and we look forward to your creations.

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