BEFORE STARTING : BOOK ON TRELLO
TGO uses Trello (click to open the explanatory guide) as an editorial and organizational tool. It allows to visualize the topics taken per team, every week. It is of the responsability of every writers to :
1) Check the topics booked on Trello before starting to work on a subject. The priority will always be to the one who respect the rules. If you wrote an article that someone was already writing because you did not check Trello, the person having put the card on Trello will publish about the subject.
2) Book the topic you chose, adding a card under the Team list you belong to.
3) Regularly follow the evolution of topics-booking.
A WORDPRESS GUIDE
How to write my article ?
Here is the structure to follow:
He has to be clear and striking. Long title will make your reader tired before even having started reading : avoid it. It has to be informative, explain what you will develop in your article, and not a poetic blurry evocation of it. Plus, it is important for search engine classification to get the essential words within the title. Think also that when you share the article on social media, we only see the title. If you are stuck, follow this simple model : "subject : stake, topicality or other followings".
The feature image will have to be carefully selected using the free banks links provided in the guide, and illustrate at best the topic you chose. Try to take an image as esthetic as possible, not too childish (no drawings or poor designs) and that represents the principal topic of the article. You will have to insert it in Wordpress in the sidebar at your right, below "feature image".
The sub - title
In TGO, the presence of a sub-title is not mandatory. However, it is a common technique used in digital format of articles to expand the referencing of your article, and give more wish to the reader who is starting your article. It has to be STRIKING, SHORT and ATTRACTIVE. Example below of the title and sub-title:
That will be completely fundamental in your article. The first phrase has to be a "hook", to attract the reader and make him understand he will not be bored if he continues reading. It must answer to the following demands : Who? What? When? How? Why? How much?... Always try to date precisely, when referring to a date, because someone may be reading your work in some years, still.
After introducing duly your article topic, you will start developing it. Classify your arguments, ideas and facts by parts, to which you will give a name. There is no minimum number of parts for a good article, but an equilibrated post has at least 3 different sections composing it.
Make short sentences, logically connected with the due vocabulary. We must feel a flow, a fluidity within your text body. Long sentences are very discouraging for readers, especially if english is not their mother tongue. Do not try to make phrases starting by "And" or "But", this is not correct, and there are so many other words ! You can use for example: however, yet, nonetheless, despite, then, indeed, consequently, in addition, also, .... Be aware also to the format of your headings. Typically it gives:
< H1 Title
< H4 Sub title
< H2 First Heading
Development: Argument, example, explanation.
< H2 Second Heading:
Development: Argument, example, explanation:
Conclusion and opening
Conclude your article by a recall of your findings, ideas or arguments. It has to be fluid, short and dense: that is what the reader will mostly remember (sorry). At the very end, an opening to a transversal topic will be appreciated.
List of non-adviced topics
- Highly scientific or technical subject that you do not master
- Plotting and mysteries
- Gossips and celebrity
- Advertising content (article about a product)
- Persuasive opinion article
- Subjects that may lead to prejudices and distortion
TOOL KIT OF THE WRITER
Making free screen capture: Snagit (https://www.techsmith.com/screen-capture.html)
Discover and work on the web trends: Google Trends (https://trends.google.com/trends/?geo=US)
Visualize trending topics in the world: NewsMap (http://newsmap.jp/)
Follow the live evolution and news about a subject: Cur.to (https://cur.to/)
To get the precise data of any picture (location, date, material): Gbimg (http://gbimg.org/)
Remove pics background to create a vector: Removebg (https://www.remove.bg/)
Read illimited articles on monetized newspapers and navigate web anonymously: Tor Browser (https://www.torproject.org/download/)
Cleaning and extracting the news feed on Twitter to get the essential: Nuzzel (https://nuzzel.com/)
Get inspiration and publish your most successful articles: Medium (https://medium.com/)
Checking the grammar and ortograph of an article: Grammarly (https://www.grammarly.com/)
Free stock images
CC Search (https://ccsearch.creativecommons.org/)
iStock (Getty Images) (https://www.istockphoto.com/it)