Create an account
Start by creating an account.
All the details you enter in the signup form will be visible on your company page (e.g. Twitter, Medium..etc).
Make sure to choose a good username, since you are not able to change it later. Your company page will be located at www.thechief.io/c/<your-username>
Once you signup, you will be redirected to the dashboard. You will also receive a confirmation email.
Publishing a blog post
Once your account is created, you will be able to start publishing your content. There are actually two types of contents you can create:
- Blog posts
When you publish a blog post, it should be moderated by The Chief I/O team before being published. You will receive an email notification when we publish your blog post.
You can contact us to remove this limitation and allow you to post without moderation.
The Chief I/O uses a system of content blocks.
You have different content types:
- Embeddable URLs (Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, etc..)
Depending on the content you are publishing, you should create a different block each time. You can also use the up/down arrows at the top-right corner of each block to move and reorganize the order of these blocks.
Using Images in a blog post
Adding an image in a blog post is easy and can be done by using the "Image" block.
Important: When you upload an image, you will be asked to provide a title. This title will be used in your blog post as an image caption. Use human friendly titles and avoid keeping the default title (which is by default the file name).
It is recommended to add a featured image to your post. When your post is shared to social media, this image is used and showed on timelines (Facebook, Twitter..etc).
Promote your content
Using the "Promote" tab, you can improve your SEO and content visibility by changing or updating things like:
- page title
- search description
These fields are optional. If you don't change them, they will be copied from the title and the TLDR fields.
However, we recommend updating these other fields:
- Tags (Max 5 tags)
You can also feature the blog post on your company page (thechief.io/c/<your-username>), by activating the "Featured" option.
Adding new categories
On the "Promote" tab, you can update the categories of your blog post. There are enough categories that fit most of the DevOps and Cloud Native related topics.
If you want to create a new category, please get in touch.