You should make a blog!

on Drew DeVault's blog

I would like to see more people writing about their passions and thoughts in a permanent and public medium. You should make a blog!

This is an open offer to pay anyone $20 for starting a tech blog and writing their first article. If you write another 3 articles within 6 months, I’ll give you another $20. You can also choose to have me donate your reward to one of the following charitable organizations:

Send me an email to claim your reward, with a link to your blog and PayPal information (or the charitable organization of your choice).

The remaining budget for this blog will accomodate 19 new blogs, first come first served.


  • This offer is only available to people who do not already have a blog.
  • You must publish on an open-source platform. Medium is not allowed. If you want a hosted platform, I recommend If you’re technical, you could build your own blog with Jekyll or Hugo. GitHub offers free hosting for Jekyll-based blogs.
  • There’s no minimum word count, but put the effort in. Use exactly as many words are as necessary to make a substantive point, no fewer and no more.
  • If you want someone to do an editorial review on your articles, feel free to email me the drafts for feedback. This offer is extended after your initial 4 posts and for anyone who already has a blog as well.

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Read these blogs

Here’s a list of blogs which have taken me up on this offer: