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To whom should i mail if i made some blog entry for development with Sitefinity

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  1. eraashishgupta
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    16 Dec 2008
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    hi i have read that i can earn telerik points by making blog entries regarding development with sitefinity.
    My question is to whom should i mail to tell about my blog entry.
    Please provide some email.
    Do you provide telerik points only to advanced posts.
    As i am new to Sitefinity i am learning it daily so can't i write simple posts which can be useful for some beginners, will i not get the points for such small posts.
    What if the fact which i might be blogging on is already there in your documentation will blogging on that fetch me some points.
    Although you people have already documented all the stuff so if i make a blog entry which can't get me some points then that is a waste of time.So please do let me know the criteria as i am planning to do a series of blog posts related to simple customization and beginner stuff on my blog.
    Thanks!!!!!!!!!!!!1

  2. Gabe Sumner
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    17 Dec 2008
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    Hi eraashishgupta,

    I can speak from personal experience on this one;

    I wrote blog articles and posted them to my personal web site - http://www.goondocks.com.  I also never worried much about whether it was already covered in the Sitefinity manual or not.  It's good to have multiple perspectives on the same subject.

    In fact, I would be delighted to see the same topic covered 40 ways by 40 people.  I want to do obscure Sitefinity-related Google searches and see many different explanations for the same topic.  When writing a blog post, my goal isn't to write the definitive guide to a topic.  Rather, my goal is to add something useful to the larger pool of resources.

    "Something useful" can simply be an alternate approach to a common problem.  We all approach problems with diverse mindsets.  For example, some of us might have heavy database backgrounds.  Or heavy PHP experience.  Or perhaps heavy Adobe graphical design experience. 

    These diverse backgrounds cause us to approach projects in very different ways.  30 people can read the same "how-to" article and come away with wildly different conclusions.  It simply depends if the reader can empathize with the author (or vice-versa).

    I'm rambling a lot, but my point is this; all of us have the potential to write something that is uniquely targeted to people like us.  We can contribute something valuable to the larger pool of resources.

    Once you've published your blog post, feel free to post a "heads up" here on the Sitefinity forums.  You can also email me at gabe.sumner@telerik.com.

    Regarding Telerik points, I received a fair number of points for my efforts (and later a job).  However, I didn't get points for every article...or even every other article.  Telerik points are intended to be a periodic "thank you", not a tool for directly motivating behavior.

    We love to see active community members and I hope we always do a good job of thanking them.  However, it isn't our expectation that everyone blog or answer forum questions.  Speaking from personal experience, it's a lot of work.  I spent many weekends writing articles that very few people read and I never received any kudos.  Was this a waste of time?  Not to me.  I often learned something and I was able to give back to the Internet community that has helped me countless times in the past.  Kudos or not, I felt like I was doing something good.

    Thank you for your interest.  I look forward to reading your posts.

    Gabe Sumner
    http://www.sitefinitywatch.com/

  3. Gabe Sumner
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    This post sent me off on a tangent on Sitefinity Watch.

    I've been blogging on the Sitefinity platform for awhile.  Over that time my production methods have evolved a lot.  I thought it might be valuable for me to post information about methods I've used:

    Blogging with ease using Sitefinity & Windows Live Writer

    Formatting your Sitefinity Blog Summaries

    Automatic HTML Closures in Blog Summaries

    Blogging about your Code

    If anyone is interested in blogging on the Sitefinity platform, I hope these articles will help!

    Gabe Sumner
    http://www.sitefinitywatch.com/
  4. Georgi
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    Hi,
    Thanks Gabe, for sharing your experience!

    Aashish,
    When you create a blog post about Sitefinity or a review, just report it as a support ticket. We will take care of the rest :).

    Sincerely yours,
    Georgi
    the Telerik team

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  5. eraashishgupta
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    Thanks Gabe and Georgi for your share and help i will follow what you have told.

    Aashish Gupta
    http://smallworkarounds.blogspot.com

  6. Georgi
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    Hello,

    Thank you for your follow up!
    We are looking forward for your articles.

    Sincerely yours,
    Georgi
    the Telerik team

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