January 23, 2020 • ☕️ 2 min read
I had my weblog for years at https://weblogs.asp.net/soever, and then decided to move over to Medium at https://medium.com/@svdoever. Like many bloggers I was not happy with the way Medium treats it’s readers. I decided to move over to my own Markdown blogging platform on https://www.sergevandenoever.nl, and it works great! I use a Gatsby based system of static site generation: commit changes to my Github based repository and stuff gets published.
The only problem is that I have almost no readers. I put a lot of work in research and writing my blog posts, so have the hope that more people could be interested in them. I came across the post The Results of Four Weeks of Cross-Posting to Dev.To so I decide to give it a try.
Here are the steps I take for cross-posting from a Markdown blog to https://dev.to:
^(.*)$and in the bottom field type
$1\n!($1)<hr/>. Now select replace all ocurrences. This will result in the following:
It would be great if https://dev.to would provide and api to automate the above tasks but this approach works good enough to get your cross-posting done!
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