👋 I'm the VP of Editorial Strategy here at Hacker Noon. I also make podcasts and write stories.
Stuck on your next big tech story idea?
Step 1: Use the suggestions in this article to spark brilliance.
Step 2: Add your ideas to the Writing Prompts category over at community.hackernoon.com to get feedback, brainstorm titles, and be notified when new story ideas, leads, and press releases come in.
If you want to write a story that'll definitely get featured atop the homepage of hackernoon.com, you might try taking a look at past top stories, and modelling a headline around:
BONUS TIP 01: Hacker Noon's Editors love long-form deep insights.
If you're looking to create a top story and evergreen content that'll be catching views on Hacker Noon long after our next pandemic/revolution, you might try taking the time to perform a practical deep-dive into a niche subject.
As with all things, there are also
✨ Use your imagination! ✨
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Not to mention our highly distributed team — check out our new about page to meet everybody. 👋
From Africa (6 Lessons Learned Fundraising for Our Startup in Africa) to India (Identifying The Poor in India: A Data Driven Analysis) and Ukraine (Product is the King: How Ukrainian Engineers Are Creating Home Security Products) — localized content wins because people are always somewhere.
Hacker Noon people, in particular, are everywhere:
Research and write about what's happening in tech right now, from the perspective of where you are located.
Let yourself get lost in (and inspired by) the words of writers who have written good words before you.
Find a future-facing story that intrigues you and write a response post from your personal perspective.
BONUS TIP 02: Make sure you're in-the-know about which tags we're featuring below-the-fold on the homepage of hackernoon.com that month. Aim to write something worthy of being featured in one or more of those tag categories.
As in bleeding-edge technology, please.
It pays to read tech news.
Listen to podcasts.
Know what's up.
Whether you want to
we'd be happy to publish it.
Click through for four fun facts you need to know about republishing on Hacker Noon, if that's the route you want to follow.
BONUS TIP 03: We're reshuffling things over at community.hackernoon.com: get involved now for further writing prompts, writer resources, tech news round-ups, and more!
You can write a Pseudo-Mathematical Proof of All Things Being Skills You Can Get Better At and fill the post with Rick Rolls, if you want.
You can rant about why Larry Wall's "Three Virtues of a Programmer" are Utter Bullshit, even.
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