Are you a developer who loves creating content and getting it across to a global audience? We'd love to have you contribute to our community writer program.
We are an open-source application performance monitoring(APM) tool and we’re early into our journey(launched last year 🤓). We are building with our community, and now we want to create content with the community.
We help developers like you to monitor applications and keep them in fine health. You can monitor application metrics like latency, requests per sec, error rates, etc with SigNoz. There are a bunch of other things that we are good at. But that’s a story for another time! You can though check out our GitHub repo in a jiffy 👇
So why are we here? We are here to talk about our technical writer program, and we’re so excited to launch it! 🚀
As an open-source project, we want to educate our community more about our project and about the concepts in our domain. And we need some helping hands 🙌
Let us first see what topics we’re looking at to create content around.
Topics we love
We are looking for developers who can create content around these topics:
Using SigNoz to monitor applications written in different languages and frameworks. For example, this article. We want to make it easier for more devs to use SigNoz, so help us out! 🙏
OpenTelemetry, for more info visit the official website. It’s an open-source project under Cloud Native Computing Foundation, and there is a huge community behind it. As it’s an emerging technology, it is a very good topic to write about and educate fellow devs 🤗
Distributed tracing. It’s a concept essential to monitor applications based on microservices applications.
Application performance monitoring. It’s a broad topic and relates to everything you do to measure and monitor your application’s performance. Feel free to tell us what you know, and what you would want to share.
Observability. The new buzz in the town, or quite old already? We will love to have both beginner and experienced perspectives on this.
Here's the list of topics which you can take up for the SigNoz blog. But it's not limited to this. We're open to your creative ideas, so feel free to apply.
You can also just reach out directly to [email protected] with an introduction and few samples of your work. If you’re wondering why do this, then let us convince you.
Why write technical content for us?
This will ofcourse be a paid engagement. We will pay out $150 for every article published. But that’s just one aspect. Writing technical content online has other benefits too:
Build an authoritative online presence.
The topics that we deal with are either emerging technologies or concepts that need good technical understanding. Having published content around these topics will always act as a booster to your digital presence. We will have links to your social media handles, and short bio about you on your published articles.
Distribution of your content
Our blog gets thousands of visitors per month. Ever written a piece of content only to find that no one read it. Well, we care and are actually incentivized to take your created content to as many people as possible. Apart from our blog, your content will be shared across all our social handles and our slack community.
Improve your writing skills
Writing is a critical skill as you grow in your career. And our team will help you write better with feedback and tips. Only practice can make you a better writer. And what better way to practice than to do it for a popular open-source project(pardon the bragging 😝)
So are you convinced? Even if you’re not, let’s give it a shot and see what happens. How does all of this work? Let’s read about the process a bit.
How does the process work?
You just need to reach out to us with an interesting idea and a short proposal.
If you have an interesting idea for a blog post, you can apply here. Here’s a brief detail of how the process works:
Once your proposal is accepted, we will get in touch with you and give you access to a Notion page where you can write your article.
Once you finish your first draft, our team will share feedback with comments on the page itself within 2-3 business days.
Once the draft is finalized, we will publish it on our blog. We will pay you $150 for each article published. Yes, you can publish multiple articles.
If you have any questions about the program, join our slack community and ping us in the #write-for-signoz channel.
Who can apply?
Everyone. Yes, even if it’s your first attempt at writing an article. The only prerequisite is that you should have a clear understanding of the topic that you have chosen. So what are you waiting for? We’re waiting to hear from you 👇