When to submit a blog post
- When you have something interesting to announce that's not so serious that it needs a press release.
- To expand in a press release with data, photos, etc, in a more informal way.
- When you have announced something in your personal blog that you think could benefit or a bigger audience. You can ask for a re-post from your blogpost.
- You can also suggest a blog post about something in Debian you think deserves highlighting or advertisement.
- When you want to add new content about Debian: e.g. interviews, or hilights of new software in the archive, new port, etc
- To publish the results of a Debian sponsored sprint, in adition of a post in d-d-a or other debian list.
How to submit a blog post
Depending on blog post, you can drop a line on IRC or send and email to debian-publicity@ about it and ask people to write about it. Or you can write the post yourself. To write the post, just use markdown. There is a template at https://anonscm.debian.org/cgit/publicity/bits.git/plain/template.md and then submit it to the mailing list or contact the editors on IRC.
When writing a post about a sprint, you should cover the following points:
- Background information about the team(s) meeting
- Quick overview of the points discussed or worked on in the meeting.
- Any output from the sprints that's visible to users.
A photo of the people participating in the sprint. It's not compulsory but adds a human touch
Debian in the Field
Steps for anyone to write a Debian in the Field post:
- Find an amazing person or organisation using Debian in some form
- Find out what is special about it, a paragraph in general terms that someone outside of IT will understand, and with enough technical detail to fill another paragraph
- Get permission from the person or organisation to use this information publically.
- Get some gripping images to illustrate what is special about them.
- Get permission to use the images, see the licence.
- Include the disclaimer: This use in the field is shared to show Debian in use and does not express the view of nor is an endorsement from the Debian Project.