25 Tips to Report Your News on Allvoices
These tips will help your reports get noticed and more attention
(i.e. more readers and pageviews)!
1. Write original content (your own). The community loves to read news but also wants to see your perspectives/opinions.
2. The community wants your news, your voice. Don’t copy and paste someone else’s words or from other news sources.
3. Share your reports with friends, colleagues, etc. via email or by clicking the Digg, Reddit, Facebook, StumbleUpon icons at the bottom of your or any report.
4. Promote your reports on other social media or networking sites and leverage your network on the sites mentioned as well as Twitter and MySpace.
5. Attach related IMAGES and VIDEOS to your reports that add to your story!
6. Add related news stories or blog posts to your reports or to other user reports.
7. Get the conversation going. Comment on reports from other users to get people involved, and reply to comments on your own reports.
8. Make titles/headlines clear, concise (not long), and eye-catching.
9. Spell-check and properly format your work.
10. Write about things you know and what affects you, and people will get involved in your stories.
11. Add tags your reports.
12. When choosing the location for your reports, choose where the news is, not where you are.
13. When categorizing your news, think about where people are going to look for it.
14. Our community (you) monitors our site. Click the red FLAG button on a report to notify us if it violates our terms (see list of reasons).
15. If you quote someone, give credit and a link. It will make you a more reputable news source.
16. R U a txtr? Don’t be one here. Remember your audience and write so everyone can understand it.
17. Reporting news from the ground? Get quotes from others to give your stories more life.
18. Linking to someone’s blog post? Let them know so they can share the story with others.
19. Like what another user is writing? Become a fan. Send a private message from your profile page or comment on the user's reports.
20. Attending an event? Report on it via your mobile phone so the world knows about it.
21. Reporting sports news? Don’t just give the score. Tell us what happened and what you think!
22. Entertaining the world with your news? Be sure to indicate if the information is confirmed, rumor, or parody.
23. Read the Allvoices blog at http://allvoices.wordpress.com/.
24. Need additional help? Email us at email@example.com
25. Give us your feedback! We take it seriously so we can produce the highest quality product to give our global community the best possible experience with the platform and content. Email feedback to firstname.lastname@example.org