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Blog Post Guidelines

So you want to blog for factr . . .
That’s great! Thanks! factr needs your input and your interest and work is appreciated. Here’s how you can be a factr blogger:

Propose five ideas/stories.
– in a paragraph or two tell us what subjects/topics you’d like to write about
– give us 5 separate ideas/stories
– you may want to visit the factr.org website and write about one of our programs or services
– personal stories or interviews with immigrants/refugees are good too! (Make sure you get permission – see the permission form – and hand it in with your finished post) & let your subjects read your piece before you submit it

Tell us who you are.
– write a very brief bio statement between 50-100 words
– tell our readers who you are, maybe what interests you in immigration/refugee issues
– send us your picture, preferably in jpeg format

Follow our social media guidelines.
– review our full social media policy and guidelines.
– Here are the main points:
– be non-partisan/non-political
– you can write about current issues and policies, but keep the post to facts and information, we already know you’re an advocate/activist!
– use inclusive language (idioms such as “Hallelujah” and “Outside the box”, for example, are culture specific and we want to ensure all visitors to the factr blog “get” what we’re saying)
– remember to be gender neutral and to put the person first, not their status, so person with a disability not a disabled person; child with special needs not special needs child, etc.
– also, importantly, never an illegal immigrant but a person without status, for example
– refer, when possible, to the factr Facebook page, twitter and YouTube accounts and LinkedIn groups and, if it fits, to the page that mentions the program or service if you are writing about that
– always provide a link back to the main factr home page

Still interested?
Super! Please send your five proposed blog posts to Zofia Worotynec at zofia@factr.org and include your name, email and phone number. Zofia will get back to you within a week and negotiate timelines with you.

Once approved, your blog posts should be between 300 and 500 words. Short and to the point!