Guest Posting Guidelines

Updated Nov 30, 2023

We’re excited to welcome guest contributors to our software engineering blog! We’re passionate about sharing knowledge, insights, and best practices with developers of all levels. This guide outlines the expectations for guest posts to ensure they align with our blog’s mission and audience.

Pricing

We accept both free and sponsored guest posts. There’s a crucial difference in how we handle external links:

  • Free: All external links are nofollow. Nofollow links, while valuable for brand exposure and driving traffic, do not directly pass SEO power to the linked website. This policy safeguards our editorial integrity and prevents potential link manipulation schemes.
  • Sponsored: You are allowed to add maximum 3 dofollow external links, which can directly contribute to the linked website’s search engine ranking.

Please note that sponsored guest posts will incur a fee. We will provide you with the specific fee structure upon request.

Target Audience

Our readers are software engineers from diverse backgrounds, ranging from junior developers to seasoned professionals. We cater to a broad range of interests within the software engineering field, including programming languages, frameworks, tools, methodologies, and career advice.

Topic Ideas

We welcome submissions on a variety of topics relevant to software development. Here are some areas we’re particularly interested in:

  • We love how-to tutorials.
  • Dive deep into specific technologies, frameworks, or libraries.
  • Share your approach to solving common challenges faced by software engineers.
  • Analyze existing codebases or popular open-source projects, highlighting best practices.
  • Discuss emerging technologies, tools, and trends shaping the future of software.
  • Share your insights on career development, overcoming challenges.

Content Quality

We prioritize well-written, informative, and engaging content that provides valuable insights to our readers. Here are some key considerations:

  • Submit original content that has not been published elsewhere.
  • Ensure your content is factually accurate and reflects your technical expertise.
  • Write in a clear, concise, and engaging style for readers of all levels.
  • Organize your post logically with a clear introduction, body, and conclusion.
  • Use images, diagrams, and code snippets to enhance your content and improve readability.

Submission Guidelines

  • Pitch your idea: You can send just an outline, a draft, or fully written post.
  • Word count: At least 500 words, but ideal between 1000 and 1500 words.
  • Formatting: Submit your post in Markdown (preferred) or Google Doc.
  • Images: Include relevant images with proper captions and alt text.
  • Code samples: Use consistent formatting and syntax highlighting.
  • Links: Limit external links to relevant and authoritative sources.
  • Author: Optionally provide author name, avatar, bio, websites.

Review Process

We carefully review all guest post submissions. We will notify you within 24 hours of receiving your pitch or post whether it has been accepted.

  • Check out our existing blog posts to get a sense of the tone and style we’re looking for.
  • Proofread your work carefully before submitting.
  • Be patient and responsive throughout the review process.

We believe that guest posting can be a mutually beneficial experience for both you and our readers. By following these guidelines, you can contribute valuable content that will help us achieve our mission of empowering software engineers through knowledge and community.

We’re excited to hear your ideas!