One way we like to contribute to the broader WordPress community is through our writing. Here’s an overview of where and why we publish.
We find that publishing relevant and unique articles is a great way for new people to discover who we are and for people of all experience levels to learn something new. You’d be amazed at how often we meet someone new at a WordCamp who says “Hey I really liked your article on the best WordCamp websites” or some other reference to our writings.
But we don’t focus just on the WordImpress.com site. Each of our team members have different skills and talents, which means different audiences. That’s why you’ll find our fingerprints in lots of different corners of the web.
Benefits of Writing on Multiple Platforms
There are real benefits to writing for multiple platforms. Primarily, it’s to get your name and brand exposed to a new audience. Some publishers also let you link back to your main website, giving your site added link relevance.
But mostly, in our case, we have difference “voices” in our different publishing platforms.
Devin Walker: Creative Technologist
Weaving in and around and building the @innerwebs itself is our very own founder, Devin Walker. There isn’t an API he doesn’t love.
Who says developers can’t write? Devin is one of the original contributors here dating back to October of 2009.
You should read these articles if you haven’t already:
- How to Build WooCommerce Powered Landing Pages for Maximum Impact
- The Best WordCamp Websites of 2015
- Anatomy of a Successful WordPress Blog Post
Jason Knill: Ad Man
If you haven’t already, you should check out his series on DIY Agency:
He was also the mastermind behind crunching the numbers to compare purchasing Addons with Give versus paying fees to GiveFundMe. If you do donations online, you should check out his article on “Demystifying Online Donation Fees,” it’s a must read.
Matt Cromwell: Historian, Web Developer, Family Man
Matt is not just a support guru. He’s a people-person, a teacher, and a writer. He’s one of our primary writers here on WordImpress and Give. But you can find writings by Matt regarding WordPress on many sites including: MattCromwell.com, MediaTemple, and FooPlugins.
Put these in your pocket to read later:
- A Primer on Building Your WordPress Website with Best Practices
- Best Practices: Why and How to Create a Child Theme in WordPress
- On Plugin Expectations
- Are WordPress Legal Battles Bad for WordPress Users?
- Plugin Troubleshooting 101
Bridget Willard: Twitter Nerd
Bridget writes here, on the Give Stories, and her own all-things-social blog. Since joining WordImpress she now also writes about her new love: WordPress. She also writes on LinkedIn, Medium, and has some syndicated pieces on Business 2 Community.
Some of her more popular WordPress-related posts are:
- WordPress Debrief: Thoughts After Building My First Two Sites
- WordCamp. What is it? Why should you go?
- Plugin Recipe for WordPress Noobies
She’s also the co-host of WPblab with Jason Tucker — answering WordPress questions live. It’s a sister show to WPwatercooler that airs live on Thursday nights.
Enough about us. What about you? Where do you write? What are your favorite online blogs? How do you contribute to WordPress? Share your links with us.