Founder & CEO of Hacker Noon
We back up everything we publish, so we could have a mediocre site live rather quickly. But we’ve hired two developers and are making a better environment worthy of your stories — and that will probably take us until late Q1 2019. Migration starts with ensuring that all links work. Whether some stories lives on subdomain, root domain or another different hackernoon.com URL structure, our goal is to ensure that all links work in the transition. There are over 1 million backlinks to HackerNoon.com (source, ahrefs.com). We’ve learned a lot about what Hacker Noon contributors want and think we can make a much better site than we have today.
Yes. No one can change their past. How exactly that looks is TBD. We are awaiting word from Medium about our transition proposal.
The short answer is most of our new writers find us because they read Hacker Noon and that will remain true.
You’ve been publishing with us so long (since 2016, thank you!) that you remember the days when “request a story” was a thing on Medium — there’s been a lot of changes since that functionality existed. Hacker Noon currently gets ≈50 inbound submissions a day, many of them don’t have Medium.com accounts. Our writers submit stories to us via [email protected], [email protected], amipublications.com, our personal & work emails, social channels/groups such as Facebook, Whatsapp, Telegram, Linkedin, and any other way they can find us. Currently we don’t have enough editing and curation resources to manage the demand of story submissions.
We’ve spent thousands of man hours onboarding & educating Hacker Noon writers on how to create and use a Medium account for the past 2.5 years. We think with an onboarding experience designed around how we publish, we will onboard writers more efficiently.