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 January 1st, 2012)

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.

Citations

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. 

Add Maps

Maps are our latest article element and are a great way to illustrate where certain landmarks can be located and are especially beneficial when describing locations.

Entertaining/Resourceful

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.

February Editorial Calendar

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

Feb-1 Top List
Feb-1 Environmental (Tips, Technology, etc)
Feb-2 Crime in History
Feb-2 In Your City (Attractions, Dining, entertainment, etc)
Feb-3 Wine Guides
Feb-3 Super Bowl (Predictions, History, Great matchups, etc)
Feb-4 Travel (Tips, destinations, guides, etc)
Feb-4 Entertaining - Party Games, dance parties etc
Feb-5 Electronic Automation - Computer controlled lighting, heating, etc
Feb-5 Debt Consolodation
Feb-6 Designer Baby Fashion
Feb-6 Beginner's Guide To...
Feb-7 In Your City (Attractions, Dining, entertainment, etc)
Feb-7 Marathons/Triathalons - tips, etc
Feb-8 Why your city is the best place to live
Feb-8 My Favorite (Game, Movie, Song, etc)
Feb-9 Travel (Tips, destinations, guides, etc)
Feb-9 Unique Valentine's Day Ideas
Feb-10 Favorite Recipe 
Feb-10 Top List
Feb-11 Valentine's Day Gift Ideas
Feb-11 Home Foreclosures
Feb-12 Beginner's Guide To…
Feb-12 My Favorite (Game, Movie, Song, etc)
Feb-13 Technology of the Future
Feb-13 Last minute Valentine's Ideas
Feb-14 Valentine's Day
Feb-14 Celebrity Interior Design
Feb-15 Writing (tips, methods, etc)
Feb-15 Yoga
Feb-16 Male Beauty Tips (Grooming, hair, etc)
Feb-16 Dental health
Feb-17 What makes a great employer
Feb-17 Extreme Sports & Hobbies
Feb-18 Healthy Eating (Snacks, meals, etc)
Feb-18 Parenting (Discipline, rewards, etc)
Feb-19 Gadgets
Feb-19 Pregnancy - Tips, health, surviving, etc
Feb-20 Beginner's Guide To…
Feb-20 Winter Workouts
Feb-21 In Your City (Attractions, Dining, entertainment, etc)
Feb-21 Cutting costs at home, at work, etc
Feb-22 Top List
Feb-22 Relationship Advice, tips, etc
Feb-23 Travel (Tips, destinations, guides, etc)
Feb-23 Feng Shui
Feb-24 Astronomy - Outer Space, Space Travel, Other Galaxies
Feb-24 Matress Maintenance - cleaning, etc
Feb-25 Cars (maintenance, driving, car, etc)
Feb-25 Real Estate - Tips, Selling, Buying, etc
Feb-26 Female Beauty Tips (Make-up, hair, etc)
Feb-26 Basement Suite Guide (Building, Renting, etc)
Feb-27 In Your City (Attractions, Dining, entertainment, etc)
Feb-27 Serial Killers
Feb-28 Top List
Feb-28 Food Pairing
Feb-29 My Favorite (Game, Movie, Song, etc)
Feb-29 Beginner's Guide To…

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