I'm new here, and occasionally I'll see articles submitted by their authors. Does anyone take issue this practice?
Also, please don't post every single blog article you write.
Also don't reply with +1. Every post had an upvote arrow. Use that.
What if its a good post? I don't know, I think the upvote arrow is there for this. I don't have to time to peruse the web all day to find good blog posts or articles to read. Honestly, I think its better if everyone is posting things they generated and they think are interesting. The system should weed out bad ones, otherwise we are all just going to see things posted on Hacker News or TechCrunch.
Depends if it sucks or not :)
That's my take.
If it is a link worth visiting, or an article worth reading. By all means, self-promote. I don't really think it matters who it comes from.
If it's good content, who cares?
Indeed. That's why we can upvote things right?
I'm not sure what the harm is in self promotion, as long as the content is relevant and valuable to the community. Unless you're popular, it would be very rare for anyone to pick up your article and post it on DN or HN. Submitting it yourself is the only way to get started and I admire anyone who take the effort to do it.
If it's bad content, feel free to give feedback or ignore it. :)
I'm with you. Sometimes the best content will stay hidden if the author doesn't put it somewhere. Why not DN? We are like-minded and enjoy a good blog post.
If it's compelling educational or inspirational content, I think it's fine. If it's a 400x300 pixel image, keep it on dribbble.
Since the DN userbase is still pretty restricted by invite-only access, submissions are still very limited.
With that said, I am fine with people self-promoting their blogs. New and insightful blog posts are often hard to come across unless you're a well-known designer (which most of us aren't).
I agree with many here that dribbble links belong on dribbble. Again, this is Designer NEWS, not designer SHOWCASE. Post news-related stories and/or writings, not mini-previews.
If you've created a UI toolkit or framework, that is definitely DN-worthy as you are contributing to the Design Community.
Self-Promo is something that I see a lot here. I just ignore and move on. I have had always talked about this issue with some of my coworkers, but it seems there is no fix so far.
I personally don't care. It wont stay up long if it's not good content, so why does it matter?
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Oh the irony that this thread is at the top...
I really don't care if the submitter, the submitter's dog or a distinguished designer writes an article if the content is good.
I think it's fine as long as it's not overused. I'm a designer and I want feedback from other designers, if this isn't the place to share that, what would be?
Dribbble: "show and tell for designers" Designer NEWS: the clue is in the name
Simples. Use Dribbble (or similar) for feedback.
I agree with your point about DN being for news, but after spending some time in the Dribbble community I'm less than impressed with the feedback that is shared most often on it.
If it's a nice post I'm fine with it. I do it myself as well. It's a platform for designers.