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 May1st, 2012)
Tips to get Featured
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
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.
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.
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.
May Editorial Calendar
The following is our list of topics being used for our editorial calendar for the month of May. Bolded entries are topics that have very few or even zero submissions. Submitting to these topics will greatly increase your chances of getting featured.
|03-May||Family Conflict Resolution|
|03-May||Beginners Guide to...|
|04-May||Long Term Relationships and Romance|
|05-May||Cinco De Mayo|
|06-May||Celebrities - Where are they now|
|07-May||Cars & Trucks|
|08-May||New Parents (what to expect, tips, tricks)|
|10-May||Gaming (Board, Video, portable, etc)|
|11-May||Beginners Guide to...|
|12-May||Film (Actors, Movies, Styles, etc)|
|14-May||Success Stories (People, Companies, Products)|
|14-May||Fishing & Camping|
|15-May||Weddings (planning, locations, gimmicks)|
|16-May||Crafts & Hobbies|
|16-May||My Favorite (Game, Movie, Restaurant, etc)|
|17-May||Diet & Nutrition|
|18-May||Oldies but goodies (classic Movies, games, books,)|
|19-May||Summer Vacation Planning|
|19-May||Functional Mobile Apps|
|20-May||Controversial Issues (Death penalty, Deep Sea Drilling, Etc)|
|20-May||Music (Artists, Intruments, Songs, etc)|
|21-May||Recipes & Cooking|
|22-May||Hording (Synptoms, resolutions, stories)|
|24-May||Funerals (planning, coping, recovering)|
|25-May||Hiking and Outdoor activities|
|26-May||Addiction (Drugs, Social Networks, Food, etc)|
|27-May||Great Eats (Restauants in your area)|
|29-May||Beginners Guide to...|
|29-May||Dealing with Inlaws|