Interested in Community Blogging for NPtalk? Tips on Rocking the Blog
As you go about gathering information for and creating your piece, here are some helpful tips to make your transition from #NPtalk reader to #NPtalk blogger more effective:
#1. The purpose of the #NPtalk community is to connect and empower leaders looking for ways to advance their nonprofit missions with new technologies. In essence, this is our mission. If you think you have a topic that fits, share it with us! We’d be happy to consider it for the blog. Past topic categories have included, but are not limited to:
- Social media
The possibilities are potentially endless! Just shoot us your idea!
#2. Give us a deadline that you plan to have your post done, and when you’d like to see it scheduled. We’ll work it out with you and email you a list of dates and times that work for us. Then it’s up to you to let us know if that works!
#3. Don’t worry if your finished blog seems too short, that’s okay! Most readers appreciate quality, rather than quantity. As an added bonus, you’re more likely to keep readers’ attention if you keep it shorter. Our readers are excited about what you have to say, not about how much you have to say.
#4. Editing can be one of the most difficult processes of the writing process. Not sure you’re up to the task? No problem! If you can’t find someone to edit your post for you, we’ll do so!
#5. Our readers would love to see your face, and so would we! If you have a picture to share, please do so. We’ll place it at the top of your blog post. Please try to send only headshots, as it saves us time in cropping.
#6. Last but not least… write us a brief bio! Readers will want to know a little more about your background and why you’re someone they should listen to and trust. If you have a Twitter handle or website, include it! Please try to keep bios to no more than 3 or 4 sentences. Bios will be placed at the end of your blog post.