Where are the list of suggested topics to write on published month-wise?

In your website, every time I try to search for the list of recommended topics for the month I always end up on the list of topics for August 2021. But the Write for Donations article and the article on writing community tutorials both indicate writing for the suggested articles. I want to write pitches for the suggested articles to increase chances of my article pitches getting accepted.

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Bobby Iliev
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July 1, 2024

Hi there,

In addition to what has already been mentioned, the best thing to do here is to apply to Write for DOnations directly by submitting the proposal form.

The form will ask for your topic idea, an outline of your tutorial, and a writing sample that showcases your ability to explain your technical knowledge to others.

Then the appropriate DigitalOcean team would get in touch with you if the proposed topic meets the requirements.

- Bobby

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June 30, 2024


Additionally, you can always write to support to ask them about certain topics and if it would be okay for you to write one.

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June 30, 2024

Heya, @linisha

For Write for DOnations, we’re looking for practical guides covering open-source software and Linux/Unix-like systems, including production installations, deployments, containers, and automation. We’re especially interested in:

  • Basic Linux system administration: Are you a whiz at setting up SSH keys? Are you the one people come to when they can’t find a file? Is your knowledge of environmental variables the envy of all? Share what you know by submitting a tutorial about system administration.
  • Linux tools: Are you a grep power user? Do you use Rsync to make backups a breeze? Are your systemd service files second to none? Help others reach your level of expertise by proposing a tutorial about Linux tools.
  • Docker tutorials: Do you make YAML files in Docker Compose that are works of art? Do you excel at keeping your Docker images clean? Does your Docker monitoring leave no container in the shadows? Give the community the benefit of your experience by writing a tutorial about Docker.
  • Security topics: Do you have fun configuring firewalls? Is WireGuard part of your standard toolbox? Have you got Suricata on speed dial? Help others secure their installations by submitting a tutorial about security.

Hope that this helps!

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