No More Sharecropping. Own your data. Share a copy.
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It's super easy.

The easiest way is to write a post in Markdown and email it to me at

The more self-lead way is to follow these few steps:

  • Fork the repo on Github
  • Clone that repo on to your computer

    git clone

  • Create a file in /_posts

  • Name that file using the format of
  • At top top of that file include a bit of meta data in YAML.

Like this:

layout: post
title: No More Sharecropping!
subtitle: ¡Ya Basta!
author: Shane Becker
  • REQUIRED FIELDS: layout, title (if it's different from your file name slug), email, name
  • OPTIONAL FIELDS: subtitle, canonical (this is the URL of the article on your site if you're reposting an article of yours)

  • Write your awesome post!

  • Add and commit that file in your local repo git commit -a "New Blog Post"
  • Push to Github git push origin gh-pages
  • Send a pull request to me
  • That's it!

After your first contribution, you'll get added to the repo as a committer at which point you won't have to do the fork / pull request nonsense.

Or... if you're totally awesome and have the site to prove it, send me an email with a link to your previous writing on the subject and I'll just add you as a contributor.

Let's do this thing!


The following directories and their contents are Copyright their original author. If no author is specified, Copyright Shane Becker :

  • _posts/
  • images/

All content in _posts and _images is licensed for use under CC

All other directories and files are PUBLIC DOMAIN. Your heart is as free as the air you breathe. The ground you stand on is liberated territory.