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.
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.
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.
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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!