|Please review the guidelines carefully and once you have read each one of them use the link at the bottom of this page to return to the previous page to fill out the form. We will then set up your section and will regularly post your articles 2 times per month.The team will be called Rapid Time News Contributors, abbreviated as RTN.
Give credit where credit is due. Don’t steal images, no matter how tempting. Images on Flickr or those obtained through Google Images are almost always somebody else’s property. If you think you’ll want to post photos from the places you’ll be blogging from, bring your own camera.
Always attribute content to their original source. If you’re repeating someone else’s words you must include who said it, where and when. If you came up with something really witty on your own, give yourself credit – it’s only fair.
Credit outside sources. If you use a fact, be sure to mention where it came from. Ideally, include a link to the official source or website. If that fact is wrong we want to be protected. We also don’t want to pretend we have inside information we don’t have.
Bloggers are opinionated, but their feelings and opinions must be backed up by facts. It’s not just for legal reasons, it also makes for a better argument when writers use concrete examples to illustrate their opinions. The old newspaper adage, “Show, don’t tell” applies well here.
Do not use profanity. If the Jeremiah calls Josephine a really bad name, we can justify publishing that, but any gratuitous profanity just alienates people and makes us look unprofessional.
Spell-check. It only takes a couple of minutes and it makes you look so much better. Also, watch out for American spelling, e.g., favour vs. favor, travelling vs. traveling and licence vs. license.
Posts should be 400-700 words in length.
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