[openstack-dev] [all] Community managed tech/dev blog: Call for opinions and ideas
jimmy at openstack.org
Tue Nov 28 16:45:41 UTC 2017
Thierry Carrez wrote:
> Flavio Percoco wrote:
>> On 27/11/17 13:14 -0600, Jimmy McArthur wrote:
>>> Joshua Harlow wrote:
>>>> With say an editor that solicits (and backlogs topics and stories
>>>> and such) various developers/architects at various companies and
>>>> creates a actually human curated place for developers and technology
>>>> and architecture to be spot-lighted.
>>>> To me personal blogs can be used for this, sure, but that sort of
>>>> misses the point of having a place that is targeted for this (and no
>>>> I don't really care about finding and subscribing to 100+ random joe
>>>> blogs that I will never look at more than once). Ideally that place
>>>> would not become `elitist` as some others have mentioned in this
>>>> thread (ie, don't pick an elitist editor? lol).
>>>> The big desire for me is to actually have a editor (a person or
>>>> people) involved that is keeping such a blog going and editing it
>>>> and curating it and ensuring it gets found in google searches and is
>>>> *developer* focused...
>>> This is basically what https://www.openstack.org/blog/ is for. It's
>>> using Wordpress. It's developer-centric. Anyone can submit to it and
>>> we have editors that can publish it. We also have pretty solid SEO.
>> Interestingly enough, not many folks are (were) aware of this. It was not
>> brought up during the discussion at the forum. I'm glad you did, though.
>> If we already have a platform for this then I would say we need to
>> promote it
>> more and find someone (Josh? ;) that will actively seek for content.
>> Thanks for pointing us to o.o/blog, Jimmy.
> Historically blog.o.o used to be our only blog outlet, so almost
> anything would go in:
> "OpenStack Events Sponsorship Webinar"
> "New Foundation Gold Members& Corporate Sponsors"
> "HP Announces Private Beta Program for OpenStack Cloud"
> "2016 OpenStack T-Shirt Design Contest"
> What Josh wants is a curated technical blog, so if we reused blog.o.o
> for this (and I think it's a good idea), we'd likely want to have a bit
> more rules on what's appropriate.
Agreed. It's almost solely used for developer digest now and isn't
frequently updated. Most of the promotion of sponsors and news goes into
o.o/News, SuperUser, or one of our other marketing channels. It's a good
time for the community to repurpose it :)
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