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 August 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.

September Editorial Calendar

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

01-Sep Technology That Empowers Me
01-Sep Beginners Guide to...
02-Sep Anything Science
02-Sep NFL 2012 Season
03-Sep Business & Money
03-Sep Dating/Romance
04-Sep Dissect an Argument
04-Sep In Your City (Places to Eat, Attractions, Landmarks, Etc)
05-Sep The Evolution of...
05-Sep Cars & Trucks
06-Sep In Your City (Places to Eat, Attractions, Landmarks, Etc)
06-Sep College & Dorm Survival Guides
07-Sep Top/Hot/Worst/Etc List
07-Sep Fitness & Exercise
08-Sep Conspiracies
08-Sep Film (Actors, Movies, Styles, etc)
09-Sep Modern day Feminism
09-Sep Myths & Legends
10-Sep Camping/Fishing/Outdoor
10-Sep Technological Innovation
11-Sep Gaming (Board, Video, portable, etc)
11-Sep Somebody Has to Say It - Discuss controversy
12-Sep Body Modifications
12-Sep DIY
13-Sep Cohabitation (Living with roommates, spouses, kids, etc)
13-Sep Facts About...
14-Sep Home Automation
14-Sep The Origins of...
15-Sep Travel
15-Sep Recipes & Cooking
16-Sep Fall Gardening & Yard Maintenance
16-Sep Guilty Pleasures
17-Sep Case Study
17-Sep My Favorite (Game, Movie, Restaurant, etc)
18-Sep Beauty
18-Sep Gadgets
19-Sep Sports
19-Sep Top/Hot/Worst/Etc List
20-Sep Life Pro Tips
20-Sep Politics
21-Sep Devils Advocate (write objectionably about a general accepted opposing view)
21-Sep Fashion
22-Sep Beginners Guide to...
22-Sep Crafts & Hobbies
23-Sep Music (Artists, Instruments, Songs, etc)
23-Sep Diet and Healthy Eating
24-Sep Reality TV
24-Sep Stocks & Investing
25-Sep Top/Hot/Worst/Etc List
25-Sep Elderly Care
26-Sep People in History
26-Sep Pros and Cons of...
27-Sep Books (Authors, Reviews, etc)
27-Sep Education (Studying, self-learning, etc)
28-Sep Offbeat (Go nuts and be creative)
28-Sep DIY
29-Sep Pet Problems (urinating on carpet, non stop barking)
29-Sep Discount Travel
30-Sep History Of...
30-Sep Parenting (Tips, tricks, etc)

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