Rules for Posting on Bloggers World

Please follow the below guidelines while posting on Blogger’s World. These are in addition to the rules already in practice. Please read Community Guidelines and FAQs again. Also, re-familiarising yourself with these Daily Post’s Guidelines would be a good idea.

Title – the title of the post is the heading of the article. Please give it proper thought. Imagine writing a newspaper article or an ad. Would anyone read it if it had no title or heading? Therefore, please give proper headings or titles to your post, irrespective of whether you use the quick text box at the top or the post editor to write it.
Sometimes you may need to drop a quick message to the admin or one individual member (without addressing the entire forum). In that case, please leave a comment on the relevant post instead of writing a new post.
For Weekly Features, please mention the name of the weekly feature in the title.
These are also available in the Categories menu so it would further make it easier to filter them.

Body/Content – the content of your post, as you would write on your blog. Please feel free to share the links to your latest post (not of your blog) here. Please do share the story behind the post, what inspired you to write it or what kind of feedback are you looking at.

Tags – Please go through the tags before you write your post. Creating new tags which are similar to already existing ones would only add to the confusion and increase the burden on the Admin team to clean up at the back end.

Categories – New Categories have been being created at the backend. You can add them while editing in your post in the Post Editor. Any non-weekly posts should go under the category of Members Posts while the weekly features will go under the respective category for that weekly feature.

Weekly Features – All weekly features have been explained in detail. Please do read what they are. Familiarise yourself with the rules. And do nominate yourself for participating in those that interest you. We welcome contributors for all features. Failure to post the weekly feature in time would lead to loss of author privileges. If you are unable to post in time or for some reason are running late, please inform the admin and schedule incharge. A slight delay is understandable. However, forgetting to post at all would result in your nomination not being honoured the next time.

Please note that in the Dashboard panel only Title, Category, Tags, Author Name of a post is visible. The content of the post is neither visible in full, nor as a summary. Hence, those posts that do not conform to the above rules in Dashboard panel (title, tags, categories) would be deleted (without being read or checked for conformance).

Commenting & Feedback – All of us crave feedback for our writing. You know you do too. Please take out time to give feedback too, especially before you ask for it. All the forum asks is you give feedback on at least 2 posts before you write your own. It would really mean a lot to the writer of that post, just as someone giving you feedback would mean a lot to you. (Even Community Pool has such rules. Must be there for a reason, right?)

Would urge you to first visit those posts that solicit feedback using the relevant tag, then go browsing through the other posts. While we understand that it’s not possible to provide feedback every day or to each and every post, it is expected that you do so atleast occassionaly and before sharing your own posts. Asking for people to read them while you fail to return the gesture does not amount to good community behaviour. Failure to contribute to the forum via participating in the discussions or giving comments or feedback to others while sharing your posts for same would lead to deletion of your post.

Pictures – are not allowed on any posts unless it is a weekly feature or a guest feature. Any non-weekly posts (including Sunday’s 13 words story posts) with photographs would be deleted immediately. (Many apologies in advance!)

Failure to follow the above rules would lead to deletion of posts without any further explanation as these rules have been reiterated time and again and are also explained in detail like in this post.

We would like to encourage a more inclusive and mutually participative community-oriented blogging platform meant to provide peer support, feedback and learning, rather than it being used only as a dumping ground to share the links and increase individual blog stats. If you are interesting in understanding how to contribute better, the different ways to participate in this forum are explained in the right side panel. You can also give a shout to the Admin or Scheduling Incharges if you have any additional questions.

Above rules would be strictly in effect from June 1st onwards. Your feedback, questions, and even objections are most welcome. Please do step forward with your thoughts on the above.

#discussion, #feedback