Posting your content on our site helps you gain increased visibility, increased promotion, and a larger audience than you might be able to reach on your own. We help our bloggers by providing a community that appreciates great content and access to larger promotional channels, such as Twitter, Linkedin, Pinterest and Facebook.
Who Else Posts Here?
All the content on the site is contributed by other energy and climate professionals. All of it is edited and reviewed by our curation team before publication.
Step 1: Sign up and Login to our site
In order to publish posts on our site, you’ll need to have an active account here. If you have an account on this site, login here.
Step 2: Fill out your profile
We like our posts to have a name and a face behind them, so please fill out your profile:
- Once you’re logged in, go to Account>My Profile>
- In order to be published, you need to have a first name, last name, and picture of yourself.
- Next fill out the Biography field with a short paragraph about yourself. Please also add your Website and your various social profiles.
- Once you’ve entered all your information, scroll down and click the Save Changes button to make the changes live.
Step 3: Blogger approval
Next, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with at least three links to your blogs (you can also attach samples, if you prefer). There needs to be a clear indication you are the writer. Also, please copy the url of your profile into the e-mail you send us.
A good guideline to go by is:
- All posts must be related to energy and climate
- All posts must be edited for grammar and spelling
- No drop links please – links are fine, but do NOT include irrelevant links back to commercial websites
- No promotional or commercial articles will be posted
We always suggest you look at some of the posts that appear on our home page, just to get a feel for what we’re looking for.
If you’re approved, continue on to Step 4.
Step 4a: Add your existing blog feed
The main benefit to adding your content to our site via a feed is that each post automatically comes into our system to be reviewed by our editorial team. A few things to keep in mind before you add your feed:
- Your feed needs to provide the complete text of your blog posts in order to be published. Summary feeds will be removed from the system. For more information on setting your feed to full, see below.
- Incoming feeds can only be attributed to one author. If your feed is a group feed or will have guest posts, they will all be attributed to the user account that added the feed. Consider splitting your feed using Yahoo Pipes or a similar service.
- Incoming posts from feeds are not published automatically, only added to our moderation queue. Feeds that continually provide off-topic posts will be removed without notice.
If you have been approved as a blogger you can submit your feed URL to email@example.com and we will add it to our system
Setting your RSS feed to “full” (instead of “summary”)
Summary RSS feeds can be generated in a number of different places depending on how we get your feed. Depending on what blogging platform you’re using, follow the steps below to set your RSS feed to provide complete posts.
- Log into Feedburner.
- Click on the feed name that you’ve added to this site.
- Click on the Optimize tab.
- On the submenu on the left, click on Summary Burner.
- This service should be Inactive. If it is active, deactivate it.
- Log into your WordPress blog.
- In the menu on the left, click Settings.
- Below the Settings option, click on Reading.
- “For each article in a feed, show” should be set to Full text. If it is not, make the change and clickSave changes at the bottom.
- Log into your Blogger account.
- For the blog you’ve sign up on our site, click the Settings link.
- Click the Site Feed tab.
- “Blog Posts Feed” should be set to Full. If it’s set to anything else, make that change and clickSave Settings at the bottom.
- Log into your Typepad account.
- Go to Settings, then Feeds.
- Make sure your “Feed Content” setting is Full Posts.
Step 4b: Add posts to our system manually
We love to partner with bloggers who provide exclusive content to us by posting directly on our site. The benefits for bloggers include:
- Access to our large audience
- Increased visibility and recognition
- Promotion through our network
- Preferential page position
You must be an approved blogger to create posts.
Be aware that material posted directly to our site is moderated for quality just like all the submissions we receive. We ask that all posts created directly on our site be provided to us on an exclusive basis for a minimum of 14 days after the post is completed, and that authors honor this exclusive time frame even if we do not publish your post immediately.
- Hover over Post Here on the top navigation and click Create a Post.
- Type a title of your post in the Title text box.
- In the main text box, write or paste your post and add formatting including headlines, styles, and links.
- Click Featured Image to upload an image to show as a thumbnail.
- You can leave tags and categories blank; our community managers add these attributes to make sure your posts are easy to find.
- When you are finished, scroll down and click Submit. This will add the post to our moderation queue for approval. Please note that all posts are not published on the site.
- Hover over Post Here on the top navigation and click Manage My Posts.
- Here you can see the Live , Pending and Draft Posts
Please be aware that we get hundreds of qualified submissions every day and can only publish a small percentage of them. Also, you’ll only be notified if your piece is accepted, and if it’s not, we can’t respond to questions why.