That's great BSR! The first article I ever published myself was on Hometoys, back in '99. Needless to say, it was a turning point in my HA hobby. Believe or not, you gain a different perspective just from doing that. There is also the funny feeling you get just before it goes on line.
I'd like BSR to share that experience himself right here...
And why not? We're all HA enthusiasts who like to share our different fields of knowledge.
A sign of knowledge and maturity in a given field is when you can start to put back in what you've been drawing out up until now. Personally, I get that same feeling of accomplishment from doing that as from designing and building my own projects. I think that most Cocooners are also a member of THAT club
And it doesn't have to limit itself to contributing technical knowledge itself: An activity like setting up and maintaining a web forum like this one is just another, equally valid way of "putting something back in".