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IBM Community 101: Posting a blog

By Christina Howell posted Tue March 10, 2020 09:24 PM

Now that you've become a community member, introduced yourself, and joined and navigated your interest groups, you're ready to start sharing!

Blogging is a great way to have a voice in the community and build your repertoire as an expert. Benefits of publishing blogs in our community:

  • Members get direct and immediate access by way of the Latest Articles section of the group home page
  • Articles highlighted on the community page in the featured content areas drive up to 20x more views
  • Blogs published in the community appear in emails delivered to members who are subscribed to the group's daily digest
  • You can share community blogs on any other external platform, including LinkedIn and Twitter. Community membership is not required to read blogs, only to comment
If you're not already an approved blogger for your group, be sure to apply here. Once you receive access, follow these steps to start blogging:

Make sure you add an image to your blog. This will allow us to profile your blog on our community pages and featured areas. 

Finally, a PRO tip that is crucial to SEO and search performance!

At the bottom of the blog form, you'll also see an expandable section called Search Engine Optimization. Our recommendation is to repeat the title of your blog in the first field, Meta Title. This gives your article a higher chance of appearing in general web searches. 


Christina Howell
IBM Community




Tue June 09, 2020 03:43 PM

Hi @Tim Bohn, only one author per blog, but many contributors list co-authors at the top and/or the bottom of the article. You can also tag the authors if they are community members, using the "@" as shown above. Thank you for your contributions!​​

Mon June 08, 2020 07:10 PM

Is there any way to have multiple authors for a blog?