One of the things that I’m most passionate about as it relates to software is education. This is why I spent a significant portion of my week blogging both here and on other sites, as well.
In short, I think the Internet has given us as all an amazing vehicle for a variety of things – obviously – the least of which is not helping others to move further, faster in the direction that they’d like to take their career.
This is one reason why I try to write for WPTuts+ and why I always recommend others do the same, if they have the time.
Write For WPTuts+
One of the biggest reasons for writing for other sites such as WPTuts+ is the experience that you’ll gain in writing for larger audiences. On top of that, you also refine your ability to effectively communicating complex coding problems into something that that is practical, easy to understand, and that helps others.
- First, check out the announcement post on the TutsPlus Hub.
- Second, shoot an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and include information on your background and why you want to write for the site
- Provide a link to a tutorial you’ve written, helped write, or demonstrates the kind of content you want to create
- Two ideas for tutorials you’d like to write
- A link to your GitHub profile and/or your portfolio
Of course, this is only half of it. Why should anyone want to write for another site?
There are numerous reasons each of which will vary from person to person, but here are some of the reasons that I’ve enjoyed writing:
- Helping others further their skills in WordPress development
- Getting to know other developers throughout the course of time I’ve spent talking with others in the comments
- Improved my ability to convey complex ideas into something that’s easy to understand and something that’s more practical
Oh, and for those that are, you are paid for your work. So if money is a key motivator, then there you go (though if that’s your only motivator, please don’t apply).
But come on: What do you have to lose?
If you’re not writing now, then nothing, right? So go ahead. Apply, and let’s see if we can’t get some of your amazing tutorials published on Envato!