Want to Blog at PowerShell.org?

PowerShell.org was never meant to be a small group of people doing good - it was meant to be a place where all of us can do good for each other. And that's why everyone is invited to blog here. 

Yup, even you.

If you'd like blogging permissions added to your account, just e-mail webmaster@ with your site username, and we'll make it so. Now, I do realize that a lot of folks would much rather blog in their own space, and that's totally, 100% cool. But, if you'd like to blog here, we only have a few rules.

Your Content is YOUR Content

If you ever decide you don't want to blog here anymore, we'll be happy to export your articles (in whatever form WordPress supports at the time) and give you that archive. You can then do whatever you want with your content.

Minimize Dupli-Blogging

We ask that, if you post an article here, that you not also post it in a ton of other places. This isn't an "exclusivity" thing at all - it's that search engines like Google "penalize" sites for carrying duplicate content, and that would make it harder for people to find other resources that we offer here.

That said, you're more than welcome to write a post elsewhere, and then write a shorter, "introductory" post here, pointing to your "main" article elsewhere. That's absolutely OK. We just ask that the shorter post you submit here be entirely original - that is, not just an excerpt of your longer post, but something uniquely written for this site. Again - that's just us trying to be square with the Goog.

For example, you might write a quick "tip" article here that offers someone genuine learning value, and then point them to a longer article that includes additional, related material on your own site.

That's It

PowerShell.org is meant to be a service to you and to the entire community. We get over 200,000 hits a month, so we're a pretty decent place for your writing to get more exposure - and to help more people. But we also want to be a respectful player in the community, so aside from the above ground rules, we really don't want to restrict you or ask you to do something that might not be good for you. 

Well, Also This

We've also created some generic artwork that you can set as the "Featured Image" for your post. When your post is fresh, it'll cycle through the front page of PowerShell.org in the "carousel" at the top of the page. Having an image makes it a little sexier. Just click "Set featured image" and then choose one of the media items we've provided. You'll find them in the Media Library from December 2015 (there's a drop-down list to filter to that month).

We look forward to hearing from you!

About the Author

Don Jones

Don Jones is a Windows PowerShell MVP, author of several Windows PowerShell books (and other IT books), Co-founder and President/CEO of PowerShell.org, PowerShell columnist for Microsoft TechNet Magazine, PowerShell educator, and designer/author of several Windows PowerShell courses (including Microsoft's). Power to the shell!

14 Comments

  1. I've been blogging on my personal website, tommymaynard.com, for a year now, but the opportunity to post here, on PowerShell.org, would be huge. Now to come up with something worthy of sharing with a larger percentage of the PowerShell community!

  2. I would like to blogging but above on this page it just say email webmaster@ and nothing else. Also I can't get to your reply to my post - Install-Module powershellcookbook -Repository psgallery it says it's gone/doesn't exist anymore : (

    I have Windows 2012 R2 Datacenter at work and I'm trying to setup DSC Pull Server and was watching MVA video about it and was trying to download their Modules\MVA_DSC_2015_DAY1 & DAY2 and that is when I realized that my OneGet/Nuget isn't working and I can't get it installed. I got it working on my home laptop (Windows 8 then upgraded to 10) and my Windows 7 SP1 desktop at work but I can't get it working right on our Windows 2012 R2 Servers. Not sure where it's having issues.

    • Kelly, with respect, if webmaster@ was the first part of the e-mail address, and you're on a site called PowerShell.org, what do you suppose the rest of the e-mail address would be? It's kind of a test to see if you can get it ;).

      This isn't the place to post technical questions - the forums are working again, though, so hopefully you can use them.

  3. Hi. I want to write an article for this blog, but I'm really only a beginner at powershell. I have a WordPress account, so I should be able to write my article in there. The article describes a tool I wrote in powershell. It's a very simple, unsophisticated tool called a table driven template tool. But it is surprisingly generic and useful.