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Write A Blog Post

Use this page to contribute a post to the GN-PBO blog.

  • Please make sure to include all relevant links and information.
  • Please read the instructions by expanding the blue box below before clicking on 'Create new post'.
  • Click on 'Subscribe' to receive emails when there are new blog posts.
  • If you need assistance, please email info@e-pbo.org

Writing A Blog Post - Instructions
  1. It is recommended to first write the blog post in a Word document.
  2. Make sure you have everything you need, listed below:
    • Title of the blog post
    • 'Abstract' (normally just the first two sentences of the content)
    • Content (this is the actual blog post)
    • Image
  3. Read the Blog Submission Guidelines in the expandable section below.
  4. Click the 'Create new post' button on top of the blog, below.
  5. In the dialog box that appears, fill out the following fields:
    • Short Name: enter the title of the blog post, but replace any spaces with an underscore ( _ ), so 'Example Post' should be written as 'Example_Post'.
    • Title: Enter the title of the blog post. Try to keep it short.
    • Template/Layout: Leave this as the default ("ePBO / 1. Page with Sidebar (Default)").
    • Intro Image: Click the empty picture (it will say 'browse'), then click 'Choose File' and choose an image from your computer.
    • Date: Click the calendar button and select a date. It will be set to the current date as default.
    • Featured: Leave unchecked.
    • Abstract: Copy and paste the first two lines from your blog post, or write a short description of the blog post, here. Do not worry about formatting.
    • Content: Copy and paste your blog post here. It should ideally be between 300 and 800 words. Do not worry about formatting.
    • Related Posts: Feel free to select a related post from the list, but it is fine to leave this blank.
    • # of Posts in a Row: Leave this set to '1'.
    • Categories: Leave blank.
    • Tags: Feel free to enter some tags, but it is fine to leave this blank.
    • Status: Leave it set to 'Active'.
    • Publishing Status: Leave it set to 'Always Published'.
  6. Click 'Save'. Your blog post will now be live on the GN-PBO blog. All members will receive an email notification within an hour alerting them to the new blog post.
Blog Submission Guidelines
  • Think of a topic that will be relevant to all, or at least most GN-PBO members around the world
  • Contribute both your thoughts and experiences on the topic
  • Feel free to be technical and specific
  • Think of a short yet engaging title for your blog post
  • Try to keep your blog post between 300-800 words. 500-600 is ideal.
  • Feel free to download an image from Google Images for your blog image, or use your PBO's logo

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