5  Publication and Promotion

This chapter provides some motivation for doing the extra work to contribute a post by outlining what rOpenSci does to promote it.

We hope that by doing the extra work of publishing a blog post or tech note that you will benefit by getting more eyes on your work. Blog posts and tech notes published in 2019 on rOpenSci website got on average 426 page views in the 31 days following their publication (median of 298.5, minimum of 96, maximum of 1687). Blog posts then live a life of their own: some people will still access them, e.g. finding them via a Search Engine or rOpenSci website tag pages.

When your post is published, here is what we do to promote it.

Consult Understanding Twitter cards if you would like to learn about using the YAML metadata in your post to influence the appearance when someone shares a link to your post on Twitter, or Slack for example.

You are welcome to cross-post to your own website as long as you also link to the rOpenSci website version. Example.