A Brief Editorial Update, and A Product Hunt Launch — Letter to Writers | Hacker Noon

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@natashaNatasha Nel

Managing Editor @hackernoon.

Hey there, 

  • Some sexy (and some less sexy) improvements to the text Editor for Writers
  • Just launched the Noonies on Product Hunt!
  • A few frontend tweaks to keep readers clicking
  • An exclusive hint around the big ticket 2.0 platform feature we’ll deploy next
First up, an apology: I’m sorry I’ve been ignoring you. It’s been a couple months since my last letter to Hacker Noon’s writers — and, well, I know it’s probably the number one thing you have to look forward to right now, and/or always.

Just kidding. 

(a) recruiting and onboarding not 1 but 2 (!) new Hacker Noon Staff Editors, and 

Next up: How to be the King of Nonsexy but Extremely Important Tasks on Your Team

  • easier to extend, with new embeds for example
  • easier to work with and fix bugs
  • easier to add options like markdown
  • easier to create a publishing api

That’s right, Writers: we hear your manic cries for Markdown. 

On the subject of LOVE: ✨ 2,656  of you are officially Web Monetized Hacker Noon Contributors! 

(The rest of you: 

learn how to add your Coil metatag to your Hacker Noon stories.) 

In other Product News: Hacker Noon‘s shiny new dev, Richard Kubina, has been making mad improvements to how Editors sort and schedule story submissions, which is helping us work through the lockdown-induced backlog of new stories
Storm’s been pretty caught up in the Noonies, and Austin and Dane have been working on that super secret new feature for which we promised you an exclusive hint…

So, here it is:

Look, we’re not saying it’s going to be half as good as Morning Brew. BUT: we are saying it’s going to be a lot more personalized.* 

(*without resorting to the abuse of your personal data!**)

**Definitely not accusing any newsletters, named or unnamed, of this indisputably awful practice. This is a reference to publications with paywalls and/or targeted advertising. That is all. 


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