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InfoBarrel December 2011 Editorial Calendar

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If you would like to submit an article on one of the following topics to be considered as a piece of featured content on the front page of InfoBarrel, please click here. (Submissions will open Nov 1st, 2011)

Tips to get Featured

Include Pictures

Include high quality pictures in your article.  You can always use Wikipedia (creative common images) and or Morguefile to get royalty free pictures, just make sure you properly credit them.  Without pictures in your article, the chances of getting featured are significantly lower.


While citations are not required, we will lean more towards articles with citations where applicable.  This improves article credibility

Attractive Formatting

When appropriate use headings, and break your article up into digestible chunks.  If you are writing a top list, include matching widths to make everything look uniform. 


Your article should provide value to the end user. At the end of the day, try to make the article entertaining to read while being as resourceful as possible

For more information on formatting your article to increase your chances of being featured, check out the Anatomy of Viral Content article.

December Editorial Calendar

The following is our list of topics being used for our editorial calendar for the month of December.  Bolded entries are topics that have very few or even zero submissions.  Submitting to these topics will greatly increase your chances of getting featured.

Dec-1 Guide To Real Estate (Flipping, Agents, Renos, etc)
Dec-1 Top List
Dec-2 Holiday Events and Attractions in… (pick a city)
Dec-2 Budgeting Software/Apps
Dec-3 Top ??? For 2011 (Games, Toys, Books, etc)
Dec-3 Car Maintenance Guides (Change oil, change breaks, etc)
Dec-4 Stocking Stuffer/Gift Exchange Ideas
Dec-4 Mid-life Dating
Dec-5 Extreme  Couponing
Dec-5 Quick Fitness (At Home, At Office, etc)
Dec-6 Shopping Apps
Dec-6 Sport Rivalries
Dec-7 Holiday Decoration (Ideas, Tips, Tricks, Etc)
Dec-7 Pearl Harbour 70 Years Later (History, Then and now, etc)
Dec-8 Top List
Dec-8 Dry Skin & Moisturizing
Dec-9 Holiday Music (Lists, Classics, etc)
Dec-9 Herbs & Health
Dec-10 Eco Friendly Christmas
Dec-10 Online Identity (What not to post on Facebook, Protect Yourself, etc)
Dec-11 Holiday Getaways/Travel
Dec-11 Beginner's Guide to … (Photography, DJing, Painting, etc)
Dec-12 In Your City (Places to Eat, Attractions, Landmarks, Etc)
Dec-12 Winter Sports (Skiing, Skating, etc)
Dec-13 Holiday Movies (Top List, For Kids, Etc)
Dec-13 Winter Clothing
Dec-14 Business Biographies
Dec-14 Easy Ways to Improve Home Value
Dec-15 Frugal Shopping
Dec-15 People that Changed the World
Dec-16 Top List
Dec-16 Hair (Styling, Care, etc)
Dec-17 Kids Health
Dec-17 Education While Working
Dec-18 Self Defence & Personal Safety
Dec-18 Jobs of the Near Future
Dec-19 Used Cars (What to look for, maintenance, etc)
Dec-19 Event Planning
Dec-20 Chanukah
Dec-20 Women in Business
Dec-21 In Your City (Places to Eat, Attractions, Landmarks, Etc)
Dec-21 Diabetic Food (Holiday foods, what to avoid, what to eat, etc)
Dec-22 Holiday Cooking (Recipes, Meals, Etc)
Dec-22 Top List
Dec-23 Green Cleaning Tips
Dec-23 Boxing Day Shopping (Preparation, Line-up Tips, Etc)
Dec-24 Christmas Eve Traditions
Dec-24 Regifting
Dec-25 Xmas
Dec-25 Holiday Movie Guide (In Theatres, to Rent, Family Fun, etc)
Dec-26 Boxing Day Top Lists (Longest lines, Best Deals, etc)
Dec-26 Tablet or Laptop (Pros & Cons, Functions, etc)
Dec-27 New Years Party Planning
Dec-27 Social Media Guide (How to, What is it, etc)
Dec-28 Chanukah
Dec-28 Disposing/Recycling Electronics
Dec-29 Top List
Dec-29 Pregnancy (Tips, Health, etc)
Dec-30 Party Preparation (Food, Music lists, etc)
Dec-30 Beginner's Guide to … (Photography, DJing, Painting, etc)
Dec-31 Places to Ring in the New Year
Dec-31 2011 In Review

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Nov 1, 2011 6:10am
I just submitted my first feature this month (November), and I am looking forward to writing some articles for December too!
Nov 1, 2011 9:34am
Will articles on extreme couponing trigger the article review tool?
Nov 2, 2011 4:35pm
Nope, those should be fine.
Nov 1, 2011 8:18pm
Are all of the items on the list really to be bold? I can't imagine that 'Top List' doesn't have many submissions for it. I do really like this feature!
Nov 2, 2011 4:27pm
They are bold because so for (Nov 2nd) they don't have many submissions. As the month goes on, the bolding will be removed from topics that are getting saturated.
Nov 2, 2011 9:00pm
Ok, that makes sense. I was reading it as 'few submissions on the entire InfoBarrel site', not just for the feature articles. Thanks for the clarification.
Nov 4, 2011 6:49am
Do the articles submitted for a feature publish even if they are not selected? Do you publish them or leave them in draft? Curious newbe!
Nov 12, 2011 11:45pm
You just publish the article normally. If you submit your published article and it gets featured, bonus!
Nov 4, 2011 8:14am
Oh I hate to ask silly questions, but I'm new here so could you please clarify for me what the "Top List" is all about. Is that lists of anything we want to write about - top getaways, top gifts, etc. Thanks, looking forward to participating. Thanks,
Nov 12, 2011 11:46pm
Yes, that is the way I understand it.
Nov 4, 2011 9:24am
Love this feature because it inspires me to think about new topics and artciles I can write.
Nov 13, 2011 2:39am
Its a great way to inspired everyone to write more. Thanks for such idea.
Nov 13, 2011 1:09pm
This is one of the things I always look forward to, checking out around 2pm daily if any of my submitted articles get chosen lol.

Providing this monthly list save us a lot of time on thinking what to write. More power to IB staff!
Nov 13, 2011 3:22pm
I like this feature. It will be helpful for me!
Nov 14, 2011 1:30pm
What does it mean when one of the dates has a "Top List" next to it, such as the 1st and the 16th? Also, are the dates deadlines? Thank you.
Nov 17, 2011 1:39pm
A top list is an article type. For example, "the Biggest Roller Coasters in the US" or the "Top Video Games of All Time". The topics is fairly wide open, so have fun with it.

The dates are for when that topic is going to be featured on the site. The deadline for submissions is the last day of the previous month. So in this case, submissions are due in before the end of November 30, 2011.
Nov 23, 2011 1:06am
If I submitted an article and then changed around the formatting should I submit again for the same featured day with the article? Exact same words just different format.
Nov 23, 2011 10:29am
Is there a way to see what articles I've already submitted for consideration? I'm having trouble remembering now and don't want to submit the same article twice for the same feature (unless that's no big deal to you)!
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