Welcome to the Community Blog! The Community Blog provides a single source for Fedora community members to share important news, updates, and information about Fedora with others in the community. The Fedora Community Blog connects all the different projects, groups, and efforts going on in the community every day. Teams share their goals, achievements, and calls for help on this blog to help increase the overall interconnectedness of the community. As part of the goals for the Community Operations team, this intends to bring more “heat and light” to the various areas in Fedora.

Writing for the Community Blog

Want to share news of what you and your team are working on in the world of Fedora? Getting started is easy. Anyone can be a writer for any topic, but you are encouraged to discuss this among your own sub-project or team before writing articles on the Community Blog.

1. Write a first draft in the Community Blog.

Using your Fedora Account System (FAS) account, sign into the Community Blog here. You should log into the default WordPress interface. At the top bar, press the “+ New” button to begin writing a draft. See the Article guidelines for information on content and metadata requirements.

Tips: Short, sweet, to the point

When writing articles for the Community Blog, you should aim to keep your articles short, sweet, and to the point. News from all different parts of the community will be posted here, so there can be a lot of content to keep up with. However, it is encouraged to link to more detailed blog posts, articles, or other news sources to help those who are interested learn more about what you and your subgroup are working on! Ideally, your Community Blog article should be a quick “headliner” pointing out the “big stuff” to grab attention.

2. Email for final approval.

Once you have finished writing your article, change from “Draft” status to “Pending review”. Afterwards, send an email to the Community Operations mailing list with a link to your article announcing that it is ready for review. An editor will review your article, add any final polish, and add it to the publishing schedule. Be on the watch for any feedback on your article if needed.

Once your article is published, it is automatically shared to the @FedoraCommunity Twitter, as well as other social media channels to help bring greater exposure to your article.

Questions?

Have questions about getting started or run into unexpected problems? The CommOps team is here to help. Stop by our IRC channel, #fedora-commops, on Freenode or drop a line on the mailing list.


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