Every week I probably get 3-5 emails that ask me to promote a blog post, have someone write a blog post for Devchat.tv, or have me write a blog post for another website.
It's not that I don't want to help promote people who are doing great things.
I also don't have enough time to interview people who want to write for Devchat.tv.
Finally, I generally have heard of the websites that I'd like to guest post for.
So, what does this have to do with you?
I'm going to give you the secret contributing blog posts and promoting yourself through Devchat.tv.
The secret is that I don't really care who it is who is writing for me. So, submit something...
If you contribute a lot, I'll probably notice you and I appreciate contributors, but at the end of the day, I really care about having high quality content.
So, if you're a new programmer and can write a killer blog post about some basic principle of programming, a programming language, or where you're at with your career, I'll probably publish you.
If you're a top notch developer who can't write something that people want to read, then I probably won't publish you unless I think I can get you where I need you to be and have the time to do so.
At the end of the day, submit something.
Submit a pull request with your blog post on the devchat-eleventy repository on github.
I love to give feedback, so I'd love to look over what you've submitted and help you get it where I want it to be.
I'm also happy to put a author profile on the blog post that tells people where they can follow or find your online.
If not, I still love reading great stuff, but I generally find that on newsletters and reddit. So, if you want to get noticed, go list your stuff everywhere. (More on that another week.)