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Publishing content on InfoBarrel has many advantages such as the opportunity to have an article featured on the site's front page. But a featured article offers more than front page exposure, it may also increase traffic and can help with search engine rankings. In addition, a feature may be posted on the InfoBarrel Facebook page or on their Twitter page, which has over 1,400 followers. Another benefit of a featured article is that it will automatically go into the Featured RSS feed and may get promoted on discovery engine sites.

Many InfoBarrel authors consider it a tremendous honor when one of their articles is chosen as a feature. A number of them even post about it in the InfoBarrel Forum. So, if you're one of the many writers here on InfoBarrel and you haven't had one of your articles featured yet, here are some pointers to help you get your article(s) on the front page.

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Incorporate high quality photographs throughout your article. You may use personal photographs or you can find some sites which offer royalty free photos. Two popular sites for photos are Wikipedia (creative common images) and Morguefile. Although the photographs require no royalties, you should always document the proper credit(s) for any photo that is not your own personal property.

Include Citations

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Attractive Formatting

When appropriate use headings and break-up an article into concise and informative sections.  When writing a "Top List" be sure to include matching widths to make everything look uniform.

Entertaining and Resourceful Content

An article should provide some value to the reader. Make an effort to write entertaining and resourceful articles.

"Feature an Article" 

 Once you have written your feature worthy article, you must submit it to the admin for review and consideration. All members will see a "Feature an Article" button at the top right side of their profile page. Click-on that button and scroll through the feature topics. When you find the correct topic, choose it and add the title of your article just underneath it. Only current articles are allowed, in other words, if you are writing an article in April, you can only submit it in April for May consideration.

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Featured Articles on InfoBarrel

By DebW07 aka Introspective

As a longtime writer on InfoBarrel, I've been fortunate to have the following articles featured:

 

5 Flavorful Desserts Using JELL-O

 

5 Games for Couples

 

10 Easy Game Day Snacks

 

10 Jobs You Can Get Without a College Degree

 

10 Top Websites for Healthy Eating

 

11 Infamous Stories of 2011

 

12 Memorable Moments from 2012

 

Adventure Time - A Cartoon Anyone Can Enjoy

 

Alejandro Sanz: Spain's Superstar Musician

 

"All I Want for Christmas . . ." Unique Christmas Gifts

 

Beginners Guide to Photography: Have Fun and Take Great Photos

 

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with a Fiesta

 

Celebrity Clothing Lines for Children

 

Chocolate Food 

 

Chris Christie: "I Won't Compromise My Principles for Politics"

 

Clark Gable ~ More Than a Leading Man

 

Frankenstein: From Controversy to Classic

 

Fun Cakes You Can Make

 

Fun Things to Do in San Diego California

 

Gnome Sweet Gnome: Create a Whimsical Yard with Garden Gnomes

 

Golf ~ A Four Letter Word

 

Grief: What NOT to Say to a Grieving Person

 

Halloween Treats ~ 10 Good and Not So Good Handouts 

 

Hanukkah - Feast of the Dedication

 

Happy Wife, Happy Life: Tips for Keeping Your Gal Happy

 

Here Comes Honey Boo Boo: "Work it, Smoochie!"

 

Hershey's Kisses: How to Say "I Love You" with Candy

 

Hot Flashes: Tips for Dealing with Hot Flashes

 

Hypocrisy: The Miserable Pretender

 

In-Laws: The Good The Bad and The Ugly

 

Jim Croce: Lyrical Poet

 

Kojak: Who Loves Ya, Baby?

 

Life's a Pitch . . . Then You Buy: Jerry Della Femina and the Mad Men World of Advertising

 

Looking for Love in All the Wrong Places: Where to Look for a Mate

 

Lovers' Quarrels: Top 10 Reasons Couples Argue

 

Maroon 5 Overexposed - Hardly

 

Marry Me . . . Ways to Propose

 

My Favorite Movie ~ Marty

 

My Favorite Things

 

One Thing All United States Presidents Have in Common . . . For Now

  

"Orange You Glad I Didn't Say Banana?" The Knock, Knock Joke

 

Personality Types

 

Peter Sellers: Comedic Spirit - Troubled Soul

 

Relationships: I'd Rather Be With You

 

Romantic Songs for a Passionate Valentine's Day 

 

Should Women Date Bad Boys

 

Teenagers: A Parent's Handbook

 

Ten Fun and Unusual Gifts for a Wedding Anniversary 

 

The 10 Most Popular Christmas Characters

 

The Best Halloween Treats

 

The Best Movie Theaters in Southern California

 

The Best Resort in Las Vegas

 

The Dirty Dozen - A Rough Tough Rowdy Crowd and a Darn Good Movie

 

The Museum of Making Music in San Diego

 

The Real Housewives of NYC Season 5: A Princess, A Countess, Some Newbies and "White Trash"

  

The Snowman ~ Winter's Cool Fellow

 

The Top Warning Signs You're Falling for the Wrong Person

 

The Wizard of Oz ~ A Political Statement? 

 

Tips for Beginning Golfers

 

Tips for Planning a Memorable Party

 

Top Restaurants on the Las Vegas Strip

 

Top Shows on the Las Vegas Strip

 

Travel: Things to Consider when Traveling with an Elderly Person

 

Treasures of the Walt Disney Archives at The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library & Museum

 

Tweet Me Right! Twitter Terminology

 

United States Presidents Who Died While in Office

 

Walt Disney ~ He Dared to Dream and Had the Will to Succeed

  

Weight Loss and Menopause Part 1: Eating and Drinking - 5 Helpful Tips

 

What Do Monsters Look Like?

 

Whitney Houston from Diva to Drama

 

Who's Your Fatty? The Push Towards Fat Acceptance

 

Why I am Madly in Like with Kid Rock

 

Winter at The Hotel del Coronado

 

Writing Tools: 50 Essential Strategies for Every Writer
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Introspective on InfoBarrel

For a complete list of all of my InfoBarrel articles go to my page: Introspective.

Happy reading!

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Comments

Jan 1, 2012 2:42am
vicdillinger
Reviewing this article was interesting, simply because it was one of your pieces upon which I made my very FIRST IB comment. It was your article about the political underpinning of "The Wizard of Oz", and I just now read it again. For my money, it's STILL one of the best things I've read on this site simply because of the perspective. (And look at me now -- I know who you are, and not just some anonymous writer whose work impressed me back when). Congrats on the much-deserved success.
Jan 1, 2012 6:23pm
Introspective
Thanks so much for the kind words, vicdillinger! I appreciate people like you who are extremely talented, however, not pompous or self-absorbed. You are part of a select group of elite talent here on IB who takes the time to encourage others with positive feedback. And by the way, the comment you made on my "Oz" article was so encouraging and generous that it ranks as one of my favorites.
Jan 1, 2012 2:46am
vicdillinger
Oh, yeah, I gave you a thumb for this, too.
Jan 1, 2012 6:26pm
Introspective
Thank you!
Jan 1, 2012 1:08pm
Lynsuz
Great article Deb, I enjoy all of your awesome features, but The Snowman is my all time fav. Congrats all.
Jan 1, 2012 6:29pm
Introspective
Hey Lynsuz; thank you so much for the comment! You know, I really like that Snowman article also and I'm happy that you enjoyed it. I consider you the top recipe author here on IB and I appreciate the fact that you are generous enough to take the time to read and comment on my articles. I'm so happy to have you as my IB friend. Thanks again!!
Jan 1, 2012 4:08pm
divaonline
I can't pick a favorite, there are too many great ones. You certainly have had a lot of features, and deservedly so! Happy New Year!
Jan 1, 2012 6:31pm
Introspective
Happy New Year to you too, divaonline! I feel so lucky to have 'met' such a top notch writer and multi-talented individual. Your exceptional talent is impressive and your kindness is refreshing. It is people like you who make this a wonderful site! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!
Jan 2, 2012 4:34pm
jeni10
Congrats on all your Features, Introspective, and congrats on a well-written article full of tips on how best to get featured on IB. I Google + and posted to Facebook and Twitter.
Jan 3, 2012 11:59am
Introspective
Hi Jeni10! I've enjoyed reading all of your interesting and informative articles and I'm happy to have you as an IB friend! Thanks so much for the Google plus, Facebook, and Twitter posts; I really appreciate your kindness! You are another reason this site is so great!!!
Jan 3, 2012 10:23pm
LLWoodard
I can see why the articles listed here were featured articles -- they are great reading!
Jan 5, 2012 1:15pm
Introspective
Thanks so much LLWoodard, you are AWESOME! I appreciate all your wonderful and kind comments!
Jan 28, 2012 5:20pm
JadeDragon
What a great idea to list all your featured articles in this article and on your profile page. Good interlinking. Now that I've finally got some features, I might shamelessly copy your idea.
Jan 29, 2012 2:06am
Introspective
Hey JD, thanks so much for the comment! You've given the IB community so much valuable information; I am honored that I can give you at least one idea. Go ahead...copy away!
Jan 30, 2012 7:35pm
Belinda342
Thank you for sharing this information. You add a lot of value to this site. Thank you for all your help!
Jan 31, 2012 10:13am
Introspective
Thanks so much Belinda342; that's so nice of you to say! Welcome to InfoBarrel, I look forward to reading your work.
Feb 12, 2012 9:30pm
CrazyGata
Very clever title. Thank you very much for the tips, I want to grow up to be like you!
Feb 12, 2012 10:03pm
Introspective
LOL! Thanks so much CrazyGata, you are too cool!! :o)
Feb 12, 2012 10:31pm
sultanarzari
yeah really clever piece of article ! ;) good work !
Feb 18, 2012 3:14pm
Introspective
Thank you so much, I appreciate your kind comment!
Feb 13, 2012 12:40am
Deborah-Diane
What an excellent list of featured articles. I have enjoyed reading many of them, too. Your article on Whitney Houston is well-timed ... I'm glad InfoBarrel featured it.
Feb 18, 2012 3:20pm
Introspective
Thanks Deb! It's been wonderful meeting fantastic people like you here on IB. I've enjoyed reading several of your articles, you are very talented and such a kind person. Thank you very much!!
Apr 10, 2012 2:05am
JudyE
What a wonderful list of featured articles - and good advice on how to go about it too. Congratulations.
Apr 10, 2012 12:23pm
Introspective
Thank you, Judy E. I've enjoyed reading many of your interesting and informative articles, and I truly appreciate your comment.
Apr 13, 2012 2:35pm
GregorMendel
These features represent a wide variety of topics and I look forward to tackling more of them. Thank you for the tips Introspective!
Apr 13, 2012 6:18pm
Introspective
You're welcome! Thanks for reading and leaving a comment. I wish you much success with your writing.
Jul 29, 2012 1:27pm
divaonline
If you're fishing for compliments I'm more than happy to oblige! You deserve it. You have a slew of great articles. Isn't it wonderful that the folks at IB recognize your talent and share your work on their front page so often!
Jul 29, 2012 1:27pm
divaonline
If you're fishing for compliments I'm more than happy to oblige! You deserve it. You have a slew of great articles. Isn't it wonderful that the folks at IB recognize your talent and share your work on their front page so often!
Jul 29, 2012 6:19pm
Introspective
*Blush* :o) You're such a good friend to have!
Aug 2, 2012 2:51am
JoshKnowsBest
Nice article!!
Aug 2, 2012 8:42am
Introspective
Thanks Josh, I appreciate the comment!
Sep 8, 2012 10:05am
Marlando
Hi--Just a short note to say great inspirational and informative article. 2 thumbs up from me
Oct 17, 2012 3:06pm
psidwell
Thumbs up! I'm new to IB and writing online in general, but you taught me something with this article. When I've got enough features, count on another copycat!
Oct 18, 2012 9:26am
Introspective
Thanks for the comment and good luck!
Jul 27, 2013 5:48am
jlsheldon42
I think I have the right approach after reading this article. It's nice to have some of my notions confirmed by your experiences.
Jan 29, 2014 11:07am
RoseWrites
Oh my, you are so accomplished on here Deb. I'll need to come back and check out more of your fine work. I appreciate your attention to detail and how you examine issues from every angle. So glad to have met you.
Take good care,
Rose
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