One of my favorite places at EE is the articles section. I started helping edit article submissions back in June of last year and never one to be shy expressing an opinion, soon started hassling the ‘powers that be’ about how I thought things ought to be done!
Fast forward to now and I’ve recently been granted the responsibility of leading the entire team and editing process. I’ve embraced that role and am now working towards improving our volunteer’s empowerment.
One of the things I find great about articles is the wealth of knowledge that fellow EE members have and the vast array of topics that get written about. Oh sure, you see it with question answers too, but articles are much more of a “personal touch” IMHO.
I’d like to see more members throw their hat into the ring. It’s really not that difficult. If you’ve ever written an essay back in your school days, then you’ve already written an article at least once in your lifetime. Just pick any topic you’re passionate about and start writing away. The rewards can be great, and I don’t just mean points.
If you’ve made an article submission in the past and were unable to get your article completed or published, I’d urge you to try again now. I’m working on streamlining the process and provide more editorial services for each submission, the goal is to reduce the number of times the author needs to update the article.
Some may think, “but I’m not really an expert on anything.” So who says you have to be?
Technical articles are fantastic and highly useful, but that’s not all you can write about. You may have discovered a unique or unusual way to solve a problem that you can share. Or played a great game, or used a new piece of software and would like to do a review about it.
Purchased a new iPhone or another electronic device that you love? Write and share what’s so great about it. Have some strong opinions about a technically related topic? Let the world know your thoughts and be counted. EE’s sharing and distribution network is huge!
The possibilities are endless. (within reason) Please don’t bother making submissions relating to gardening, washing machines or how Viagra has helped enhance your love life. Those just get deleted. If unsure, ask. The volunteer Page Editor team is here to help you and we don’t bite! :)
Do you have any thoughts of your own to share about articles submissions at Experts Exchange? What type of content would you like to see more of? Any other thoughts?
I’ll be looking forward to everyone’s feedback in this thread.
EE Senior Page Editor