How to Write for the NerdRabbit Blog

Do you have an idea you want to share with a broader audience? Looking for ways to demonstrate your expertise and boost your credibility? Publishing an article in a respected tech outlet like the NerdRabbit Blog is a great way to work towards those goals.

NerdRabbit publishes a variety of articles on topics ranging from career advice for cloud and IT professionals, hiring information and tips for employers, news and trends from the wider world of tech, and thought leadership or ideas pieces.

Most of the articles you’ll see on our blog are written by our internal staff, but we also want to encourage members of the Nerdly community to pitch us intelligent, thought-provoking pieces!

What we’re looking for in contributed articles

First and foremost, you must be a member of the Nerdly community to have an article pitch accepted for consideration. Only pitches from active Nerds will be considered.

The NerdRabbit Blog is fundamentally about the world of cloud and IT. We often write on topics intended to help tech professionals advance their careers as well as to help organizations attract, engage, and retain top tech talent. We also write about emerging tech and share argument-driven essays for our Ideas section.

Here’s a quick rundown of the blog sections for which we currently accept pitches:

  • Hiring—articles about all things hiring for cloud and IT talent
  • Career—tips, advice, and resources for cloud and IT professionals looking to advance their careers
  • Tech—anything and everything about the technology that keeps cloud deployments running
  • Ideas—insights and advice for building, deploying, and managing cloud environments, from the technology that makes it possible to the human beings behind the terminal

The best way to get a sense for the kind of articles we publish is to read our blog. Take a look at some of our recent articles to gauge if your idea is a good fit, and please check to make sure we haven’t published similar articles recently.

How long are NerdRabbit Blog articles?

We hate to sound vague, but honestly, it depends. On the short end, an article might run 800 or 1,200 words. Longer articles might exceed 3,000 words. Focus on content over word count. Our philosophy is that an article should be as long (or as short) as it needs to be!

How will my article be published?

Our team will work with you to edit your article and publish it on our website. In lieu of a byline, all contributed articles will show the author’s Nerd ID with a link to their Nerd profile in the author bio section. Publication timelines may vary, but we’ll work to publish your article within a week of us receiving the final draft.

Do you pay for contributed articles?

No, we don’t offer compensation for contributed pieces. However, all articles contributed by Nerds have a “Hire this Nerd” button that links to your Nerd profile.

Our editorial guidelines

Pitching an article doesn’t guarantee placement

We review all article pitches we receive, but we can’t accept every one. All articles—no matter who pitches them—must meet certain quality standards in addition to being a good fit for the topics we write about and who we write for.

All final publication decisions lie with the blog editor

At the end of the day, the blog editor has the final say on whether or not to publish an article. If the editor feels the article doesn’t meet our standards for quality or isn’t relevant, they reserve the right to not publish it.

We don’t allow reposts of published articles

We encourage you to share your published blog post, but please only do so by sharing the link to the original post on the NerdRabbit website. We don’t allow contributors to repost articles originally published on the NerdRabbit Blog anywhere else.

That includes:

  • Your own personal website or blog
  • Your Medium profile
  • Your LinkedIn account
  • Your email newsletter through a platform like Substack or Ghost

Please feel free to link to the blog post from any of these channels—just don’t republish them, even if you specify a canonical link. When linking to the post, please make sure to use a “follow” link.

Tip: Some website builders automatically add a rel attribute within the HTML <a> tag. Sometimes the rel attribute includes a nofollow value, like this

<a href=”example.comtarget=”_blankrel=”nofollow”>anchor text</a>

Just make sure there isn’t a nofollow value in the link! Nofollow links hinder our SEO efforts and ultimately lead to fewer people reading our blog.

How to submit an article pitch

Please fill out the form below and click submit when you’re done. We’ll reach out to you within three business days to let you know whether or not we accept your pitch and would like to publish your article.