Guidelines

are intended to set forth a framework to guide team written cycling and cycling related articles. With your comments and my observations, we may change how we publish as we go. This is the beginning of a new path, and I know, in a very positive direction. I welcome our writing team.

BTW, if you have other articles–not cycling related, that you want to publish here, ask and permission may be granted.

This is a no-monetary-pay opportunity. Your reward is the satisfaction of knowing you have made a contribution to the sport we love and knowing this blog is read worldwide.

How to become a Cycling Experiences… blog writer, or if you will–a contributor.

  • I will invite several…
  • You may ask.

Either way, if we agree in you joining the team and you accept these guidelines, then I welcome you as a contributor. I will then list you as a member of the blog writing team. I’ll want to publish a short biography, with photograph. WordPress.com defines a contributor as follows:

A Contributor can create and edit only their own posts, but cannot publish them. When one of their posts is ready to be published or has been revised, the Administrator needs to be notified personally by the Contributor to review it. Furthermore, once a Contributor’s post is approved and published by an Administrator, it can no longer be edited by the Contributor.

Contributors do not have the ability to upload files or images, but they can see your site’s stats.

Those I invite will receive an email that looks something like this:

jalexartis has invited you to contribute to . As a contributor you’ll be able to create and edit your own posts, but you’ll need an editor to publish for you.

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To accept this invitation you will need to:

1. Signup for a WordPress.com account–username only. You can also sign in with your existing WordPress.com account if you already have one.

2. Accept Invitation

After you have your WordPress.com Account and have accepted the offer, you are ready to submit blog articles/post.

Planning and Scheduling: Search this blog to see if articles have been published that are similar to the one you want to have published.  You may want to reference it and give your perspective.

Writing: To do so, you will likely use the WordPress.com editor [How To Video].  Send photographs as email attachments or give me a link to an online location for the pictures you want included in the article. Of course, good grammar and proper punctuation is essential. The WordPress Editor has an online grammar and spell checker.  If you have questions regarding style, this list of blog style guides may help.

Review: Submit for review when you finish writing. See these instructions. I then have the option to either publish the post with or without modification or to set the status back to draft if I do not think the post is ready for publication.

Publishing: For now, I expect to complete review of your article within 24 hours of submission. Following review, your article will be published immediately or scheduled to be published later. I will let you know when. As original material, first published here, you agree you will NOT publish it elsewhere for a period of 3 months from the date it is published here–exclusivity.

Sharing: As the author of your article, please share with your friends and associates. I will promote your work and ask that you do so also. Social media will help us a lot here. Expect comments on your posts. Your readers will expect you to reply to them…