Write for Xmodulo
Are you knowledgeable in Linux as a developer, a system administrator or an end-user? Are you able to write high quality technical articles on Linux, and want to share them with other Linux fans? Then you may want to contribute articles to Xmodulo.
What can I publish and not publish at Xmodulo?
- We are publishing previously unpublished original articles.
- We are publishing articles in the form of "answers" to commonly asked questions about Linux. Thus a typical article title is "How to XXX" or "What is YYY".
- We are publishing Linux related facts (e.g., example article).
- We are publishing personal opinions or commentaries if they qualify as "answers" to Linux related questions.
- We are publishing articles covering a roundup of different Linux tools or distros (e.g., example article).
- We are not publishing product review articles.
- We are not publishing Linux news articles.
We reserve a right to reject any article for any reason.
I want to promote my Linux software through article publishing. Can I do that?
As mentioned, we are not publishing software review/intro articles per se. However, you can still promote your software by contributing a tutorial at Xmodulo as follows. You can write a general how-to tutorial, based on your software. For example, if the main feature of your software is video format conversion, you could write a tutorial on how to convert a specific video format with [your-software]. An example article can be found here. Note that if there is already an article published with a similar FAQ at Xmodulo, such an article topic will be discouraged.
Can I include my own link in my article?
Your article will have author info (your name, biography, website link, and social profiles) shown at the end. As for in-content links, you can include them only if those links are "pertinent". By being a pertinent link, we mean that the purpose of including the link is to help readers understand a given article context better. You may not include a self-serving link just because the link matches a given keyword. We reserve right to exclude any link which we deem unnecessary.
Can I write an article which is specific to a certain Linux distro?
If you want to write a distro-specific guide, you are welcome to do so. However, if your article describes how to install particular software on Linux, it will be best if the article covers installation instructions for individual Linux distros (e.g., Debian, Ubuntu, Fedora, CentOS), so users of any distro can get benefit from your article.
Why should I publish my article at Xmodulo?
Good question. Xmodulo is regularly featured in major Linux publications, and read by avid Linux fans around the world (more than 10K daily visitors). By publishing your article at Xmodulo, you will get your name known in the Linux community.
Under what license am I publishing my article?
The articles published at Xmodulo are licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported. If you do not wish to do the same for your article, please let me know your preference.
How do I submit my article?
Send an archive (zip/tgz) containing your article and (optional) screenshots by email (dan-at-xmodulo-dot-com). Be sure to include your full name (pen name is fine), biography, website URL and social profile URLs. Your article will be proof read and may be edited before publication. Before submitting an article, you are welcome to contact us to discuss a possible article topic.
Can I work for Xmodulo as a freelancer?
If you are knowledgeable in Linux, and want to contribute articles to Xmodulo on a freelance basis, you can do that as well. Feel free to contact us with your offered rate per article. Also, be prepared to describe your experience and qualification in Linux, and show some Linux related articles you have written before.
What do our writers have to say about writing for Xmodulo?
Adrien: Writing for Xmodulo is a very positive experience. It has been extremely beneficial and taught me a lot of good habits. I kept challenging myself and pushing my technical knowledge to its limits by selecting new topics every week. I hope that this way the readers have the chance to find something new or interesting every time. This has been possible only thanks to the great freedom granted to the writers. I am always able to select my own topics, and the content of my posts was never edited without my consent once submitted. It just feels good to know that people respect what you had in mind when you wrote something. So thank you Xmodulo/Dan for letting me explore the depth of the command line, and thank you the readers for the infallible attention you give us.
Sarmed: Writing for Xmodulo has been a great experience. As I always say, I believe that knowledge grows through sharing. Through Xmodulo, I am able to share my experiences to the vast number of regular Xmodulo readers, as well as stumblers who come from Google search. I hope that I can be of help through this platform, just as I myself take help from the vast knowledge base of the Internet. I am honored to write for Xmodulo and thank them for giving me the opportunity to contribute back to the world.
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