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Dummies Guide To Submitting An Article

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It would appear that very few are aware of the feature to submit an article.

One advantage of an article is that it will be shown on the front page as well as the forum (All About The Soul) and in the process get your news article out to a (possibly) wider audience.

To submit an article click on the Articles Tab at the top left of the page and then over to the right you will see the Submit Article link....

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Then select the type of article it will be.

From the drop select the type of article it will be submitted as.....

There are four options but you only have access to two initially, Soul News and Floor.

Article is self explanatory, usually about the artists, labels and people behind the records that feed this scene.

Soul News can be an article about a forthcoming release from one of the many labels catering for the scene, or news about some CD release. Anything really that is newsworthy and would help mother members.

Event News is again self explanatory although it must be about some one off special promotion that will interest many. So if you have a major weekender, or event featuring a live act then let everyone know via an article.

If you have been to a gig, or wish to post a full lookback on a particular event then use the option Floor.

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Fill in your article title and tags. Tags will help if people are searching for information that is related to your article.

Then type in the content of your article. Remember it must be in your words and give more than what an event listing would be, we don't simply want a cut and paste type job just giving details of the date of release of a forthcoming record or simple who what where for an event.

It needs to be informative and with as much information as possible.

You then need a main image for the article, this is the one that will be shown on the front page.

Add this via the highlighted link.

You can also add any other images to be used in the article via the link underneath.

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All that needs to be done then is to preview your article and if satisfied submit it.

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It will then be approved by the site, or rejected if site feels it does nothing that for instance an event entry would do. So plea as much info as possible and as pin formative as possible and something others will enjoy reading.

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Just giving this a kick, seems a few unaware of articles or how to submit one. So if you have a forthcoming event, cd or 45 releases, or feel you had a good weekend, seen a act and wish to put our views into words then post an article.

Remember though has to be in your own words and read like a magazine article, something others will enjoy reading.

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good to see this getting used over the last few days

recent use of this by members have included

news of Shotguns new 45s in the news section

Dave Rimmer telling a tale of how a recent trip to Belfast went in the floor section

and John Smith sharing the Jimmy Ricks story in the articles section

and the news/background of recent southend events in the event news

all can be viewed via the front page, articles index page or the various section index pages

https://www.soul-source.co.uk/articles/articles/

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