Flutter Community Submission Guidelines

Scott Stoll
Mar 13, 2019 · 6 min read
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Greetings!

We want you to write great articles, and we know you want to write great articles.

To that end, we’d like to offer a few tips to help make sure you write the kind of great articles we can publish here at Flutter Community.

Submission

If you would like to have your article featured, please feel free to email or reach out to our Editors on Twitter to let us know. Please do not email us the article. Just let us know that you would like to be added as a writer so that Medium will give you the option to submit the article to the Flutter Community publication.

Note: When submitting articles, please do so in draft mode.

Email: community@flutter.zone

Twitter:
Nash — (@Nash0x7E2)
Simon — (@devangelslondon)
Scott — (@scottstoll2017)

Do’s:

  • Be informative. People are reading your article because they think you have something to tell them they don’t already know.
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  • Add some humor. Make it fun. Toss in a gif of a cat… on a robot vacuum.

But if English is clearly your first language and you have spelling errors or can’t get “they’re”, “there” and “their” straight; your submission is going to get bounced back to you.

  • The last is something that applies to me, personally. I go back and reread every one of my articles about an hour after I publish, again two days after I publish and then again a week after I publish. Every single time I end up in a panic, yelling “WTF WAS I THINKING?!?!” while I frantically try to fix five or six embarrassing errors before anyone else might read the article.

You laugh… try it sometime.

Don’ts

  • Don’t send in “empty articles”. This means don’t send us pieces that tell the reader nothing they didn’t already know. Don’t send in an article that is just your opinion from start to finish, or that doesn’t contain anything the reader can use.
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  • Don’t send us advertisements disguised as articles. “This is the greatest package ever! It’s so awesome, it’s the most awesomest awesome in the history of awesome!” Then we click on the link and see the article was written by the person who made the package.

Let me try to act shocked and surprised… … … … Nope, can’t do it.

  • Don’t thank your own repo for being so awesome. Yes, it actually happened…

If a change in the SDK results in any existing article being wrong, then please let us know. We’ll pull the old one and start actively looking for a replacement. That’s going to happen quite a bit over the next couple of years; so if you’re looking for an opportunity to break into writing, then keep your eyes open. There will be plenty.

In Summary

We want you to write great stuff that we can post. The more great content people can find at Flutter Community, the better it is for everyone. But, at the same time, we can’t just fill up space with things that will leave people feeling like being here was a waste of time, or like they were being spammed with ads disguised as articles.

So remember… Be different, be informative, use Grammarly, don’t advertise and for goodness sake, don’t forget the most important thing:

Cat gifs get claps.

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Scott Stoll

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Freelance Flutter Developer | Speaker | Workshop Presenter. Organizer of GDG Cleveland. Twitter: @scottstoll2017 https://learnflutter.io

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Scott Stoll

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Freelance Flutter Developer | Speaker | Workshop Presenter. Organizer of GDG Cleveland. Twitter: @scottstoll2017 https://learnflutter.io

Flutter Community

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