Blasting News: Writing Site
I've been looking to expand my horizon in writing experiences and read " On Writing for Blasting News " by member littlenancy . What she explained piqued my interest in the site, so I joined there and have thus far written almost two articles. (I'll explain that in a bit.)
My intent here is not to repeat what littlenancy explained, but to share my experience there thus far and provide a few tips for anyone who might be thinking of joining there too.
How Have I Written ALMOST Two Articles on Blasting News?
The Blasting News writing tool limits the open time of writing to 60 minutes. I completed one article within that time frame, submitted for approval and this article was posted. I had then written a second article, all but complete but for one required link and poof! the entire article was gone when the 60 minutes expired. Ugh!
But I'm learning and wanted to share this knowledge before it happened to someone else. I felt discouraged, but had only myself to blame for the snafu.
If you're thinking, " I don't need 60 minutes to write a 2,000 character article," then please read on for the remainder of the requirements for an article there.
Useful Details About Requirements in Blasting News
Once you join the site , you can find what is called the "Guide Blaster" that explains the ins and outs of the site and the guidelines for writers. It's all straightforward and easy to read.
* Title and subtitle required for each article. Although not stated in the Guide Blaster , there is a character minimum and maximum for these areas you'll need to work with.
* Photo: Photos are theoretically not required, but I highly recommend using. Only copyright free photos may be used and you'll verify you have permission to use photo before it will be uploaded. Minimum size is 660x360 px with a maximum size of 5 Mb.
A caption will be required for the photo, also with a character maximum and minimum.
* All articles must be at least 2,000 characters in length, with a recommended maximum of 3,500 characters.
* Each article is required to contain at least two links, no more than three, to related articles within Blasting News.
I can tell you that I am finding this the most challenging aspect of article writing there. I write in the U.S., which is one of the newer areas at the site, meaning there are fewer articles from which to choose for those links and I have yet to find an ability to "Search" within the site.
There is more to know about writing at Blasting News, which you can find in littlenancy 's post or in the linker Guide Blaster above. I mentioned the details above because I think to remain in that window of open time to write articles there, pre-finding some of these required elements and writing your article first in a word program BEFORE you open the article writing field will prevent you from losing a nearly complete article due to timing out such as I experienced.
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