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Blogging guidelines

A good blog post enjoys an extended online life and appeals to an endless stream of readers. Your blog post will generate ongoing readers if it contains sound advice and useful information. A blog post is not an advert. Avoid ‘brochure language’ and don’t push a product. 

Try to write concisely 20 to 45 words for the introduction and 250 to 500 words in total for the blog. Less is more.

A successful title should be catchy and approximately 6 words.  

Blogging Rules 

  1. Cite Your Sources
    If you refer to someone else’s work please cite their name and provide a link to the original source.

  2. Ask Permission
    If you plan to copy more than a few words or phrases from someone else, ask them for permission. Asking permission also applies someone else’s images and video clips. Please provide the copyright information in your post.

  3. Play Nice
    Remember that Spore is an international magazine and you never know who might read your post. Express your opinion but don’t risk being accused of libel. Avoid sarcasm, bullying and aggression.

  4. Don’t pretend to speak for Spore

  5. Never:
    • Swear or use obscenities/vulgarities
    • Discriminate or generalise based on race, gender, religion or culture
    • Write about politics, sex or religion
    • Insult any person, organisation or group
    • Encourage the breaking of any law or custom.

  6. Content Review
    Spore takes pride in our publishing standards and so all content submissions are subject to quality review and possible edit

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