How to become an author for codedamn publication?
Thank you for considering joining codedamn as an author. There’s so much that needs to be done in the developer space – and writing blogs and helpful articles are one of the best ways to contribute back to the community.
We have a simple motivation – help learn people code who just need a little push. We can achieve it effectively only by creating an energy loop where we help people learn and those people help other people learn. Codedamn’s news section is one of the major pillars of learning at codedamn.
As an author on codedamn, you can expect your content and presence to reach hundreds of thousands of people every month who can benefit from your knowledge. Codedamn has a solid social media presence, SEO, and an established reputation as a serious learning resource. This will help you get more people to read your articles.
This is also a style guide you can use while you’re writing your blog posts on codedamn. We’ll give you tips for how you can maximize your impact by making your articles as strong as possible.
We use WordPress CMS for writing/editing articles. You should be comfortable or open to working with WordPress for writing your content. Let us review a few important points here.
Code syntax highlighting
We have support for great syntax highlighting. Add syntax highlighting to your code wherever you include code snippets. Use our WordPress
Code block to add syntax highlighting. Here’s how you can do it in WordPress blog editor:
- Step 1: Go to the WordPress dashboard.
- Step 2: Edit any blog that you had created.
- Step 3: Add a code block by writing a
/(see the image below for more info)
- Step 4: Write your code inside the code block.
- Step 5: Select the correct language from the right (more info in the screenshot below)
Zero plagiarism policy
Plagiarism hurts. It hurts us, and you. It hurts us because Google doesn’t like seeing websites copy each others’ content. It hurts you because you’ll be banned and your work and access at codedamn would be revoked with a permanent ban.
It is highly recommended to use a tool to verify that your blog is not plagiarized. Recommended list of tools:
Your article should consist of only one
h1 heading – the article title. This is already the case by default. All the other headings should be from
Your blog should be divided properly with headings. It should be easy for the end user to see and navigate your blog through headings alone. Use
h2 for main headings,
h3 for sub-headings inside main headings, and so on.
Your headings should be worded properly and should be short, crisp, and interesting to read. As they say, people reading your blog would absolutely read your headings, if not anything.
Proper language and grammar
I believe this is the most important point of all. If you’re writing a blog post for the first time, chances are you’d end up writing a blog post that looks a lot more like a real-time chat conversation.
Technical blog posts are best written in a professional and serious tone – as they can really help the end users learn something meaningful. Of course, this is a recommendation, but I would recommend not to use the following things in your blog post:
- Excessive emojis (use rarely, if at all)
- A lot of exclamation marks
!(gives an advertisement feel)
- A lot of “hey”, “hello”, “hi” in the blog post.
Use rich content whenever possible
Remember, you’re writing for humans. Humans learn better from text, and best from images, videos, GIFs, hands-on practice, proper diagrams, etc.
Therefore, spend some time including diagrams, screenshots, tables showing differences, bullet points, proper content formatting, video embeds, etc.
The best way to see all the blocks in your WordPress editor is to write a
/ (slash) and see all the available options.
Blog post slug
The way codedamn blog URLs work is as follows:
The main category that you see is the primary category you select while writing the post. You can choose to assign any number of tags to your post, but for the category, choose only one category in WordPress that makes the most sense for that blog.
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If you’re a freelancer, complete the application and we will review it and get back to you soon:
We hope this guide will help you write better articles so the entire community can benefit from your insight.
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