Flippin’ Awesome aims to feature great content by great authors focusing tutorials and articles for web and mobile developers. The site’s goal is to become a top notch resource for web developers. As the site’s name indicates, I hopeto publish articles that are cutting-edge but useful and fun.
If you are interested in contributing to the site, please contact me, and feel free to ask any questions. In the meantime, here’s answers to a few questions I thought potential authors might have:
Why should I write for your site rather than my own blog?
To me, it’s about combining resources to make something bigger and better. If you are a talented developer and perhaps even a good writer, you can still benefit from someone who is a good editor and promoter, which is where I come in. I think that the many authors who worked with me over the past year can attest to the fact that we worked together to make sure their article was the best it could be. Once it goes out, I work hard through a variety of channels and relationships to make sure your article gets seen by the widest possible audience.
Will I get paid for authoring?
Unfortunately no – not at the moment. The site will be run out of my own pocket and I just don’t have the personal funds to properly pay authors. If the site makes money in the future, that will be my top priority. I am hoping, though, that you want to help be a part of launching something that could be a great resource for developers.
…but aren’t you trying to make money off my content?
At the moment, the site is an expense, running on my personal VPS and all other costs coming out of my own pocket. I will have no advertising though I remain open to sponsorship. I am a firm believer in compensating authors for their work and, if and when the site makes any money, that will be my top priority.
How will my content be licensed?
I plan on using the Creative Commons Noncommercial ShareAlike license. I am no expert on licensing honestly, but my understanding is that this allows for reprints of the article – so the author could reprint on his/her own blog if they like and others could, with attribution. Nonetheless, if you want to write but require a particular license, let me know and I can work that out. If you have suggestions for a better overall license, I’d love to hear them.
Will you accept reprinted content? Can I send you one of my existing blog posts?
Yes, with caveats. If your article was already widely read and publicized through the channels I tend to use, in my experience, you won’t get any additional bang for reprinting it. However, if you’re looking to broaden your audience, then this can work nicely. Feel free to email me and we can discuss.