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Is it worth to cross-post on Hackernoon in 2021?

madza profile image Madza ใƒป1 min read

I've cross-posted a couple of articles on Hackernoon, just to see the idea of the platform and how it works.

I got concerned about the following reasons:

  • No API to automate the process;
  • Entirely different editor (compared to ones you see in DEV and Hashnode), that needs a lot of manual tweaking;
  • I find the platform to be slow, takes around 5 secs to log in and another 5 secs to start writing (on a good connection);
  • After submitting you go through up to 2 weeks waiting time, during which the editors of the site manually edit your article before publishing.

On the other hand, the platform still holds quite an amount of readers, and the articles got well distributed by their social media strategy.

Thus the discussion, do you think it is still worth cross-posting your content on Hackernoon in 2021?

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Vicente G. Reyes

There's too much editing needed for Hackernoon in my experience. I abandoned one article I wrote last year because Hackernoon was the last platform I cross-posted the article and it needed a lot of editing.

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Madza Author

Yup I've waited for a couple of weeks to get editing done from them ๐Ÿ˜‰
And once they published it I saw they took it down some time after, did some edits again, and re-published it ๐Ÿ˜‰ They are aiming for quality, for sure ๐Ÿ‘

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Fum

I've not considered cross posting on Hackernoon before but maybe I will...
I think it's good they take care with articles published on their site. And as a writer we could always learn from their edits on how to improve for future posts!

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Madza Author

Cant agree more with that ๐Ÿ‘ ๐Ÿ˜‰

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Vicente G. Reyes

That's for sure. You'd gain wild traction on articles with Hackernoon.

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Madza Author

Could be, tho based on my points in the post, I feel that their platform is more readers-oriented, and there are some stuff to improve for content creators ๐Ÿ˜‰

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Vicente G. Reyes

I agree. And the more readers, the more we reach potential customers. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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Bobby Iliev

I've recently posted my first post on there and realized that they don't support Markdown, but they assured me that they are working on that.

So I guess once they support Markdown it is going to be fine to do so.

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Hacker Noon Support

Hey great. We'll support markdown later in the year.

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Stanley Lim

Looking forward to it!

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Bobby Iliev

That will be awesome!

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Madza Author

It's hard to believe they have been around for so long, and yet have not implemented markdown support for bloggers ๐Ÿ˜ฎ As I said, their editor is unique ๐Ÿ˜€

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Chris Bongers

I only do my high-end posts.
They also don't have proper canonical so that makes me a bit concerned.

But the ones that I do post, seem to do pretty well.

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Madza Author

I'm concerned about their canonical URLs, too ๐Ÿ˜‰

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shadowtime2000

I cross post the articles I know are actually more original or unique to get the maximum amount of readers on it. Everything else which is not as innovative and stuff I just post on my Hashnode blog and cross post to DEV.

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Justin

Idk what's hackernoon ?

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Madza Author

Been around since 2016 ๐Ÿ˜‰

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Justin

Cool but that doesn't mean I know of it ;)

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Hacker Noon Support

Hey Hacker Noon is built for technologists to read, write, learn, and publish. More info about us: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hacker_Noon & about.hackernoon.com/

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Justin

Nice I'll check it out :)

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Hacker Noon Support

Hey Madza, apologies for the slow loading time and 2 week publishing time. The median is 3 business days for editorial review. For any details about how to improve we are available at support@hackernoon.com and/or hackernoon.com/contact Thanks for publishing a story with us, and the feedback.

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Madza Author

Awesome to see you here! ๐Ÿ‘
Hope you could consider the features in the future ๐Ÿ˜‰

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Hacker Noon Support

Yep :-) Here's more details on how to publish.hackernoon.com/

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Jscoder17

no, but it is worth it to KEEP YOUR GAMESTOP STONKS!