Are you an aspiring writer who would like to contribute to this website? Have you got a story to tell, a recipe to share or have some awesome hints & tips for other narrow boat users? Maybe you have some advice on foraging or would like to share some herbal remedies or maybe you have just taken some fantastic photographs you would like to share. Perhaps you have discovered some awesome gadgets that you use on your boat. If any of this appeals to you and you would like to become part of a brand new online blog written by the people for the people then why not become a contributor?
How to contribute
There are two levels of contributor with the first being the easiest and aimed at those posting for the first time to this website. All you have to do is send your article via email by clicking the contribute button below. The best way to prepare your article is by just typing into an email, attaching any images you would like to go with your article (preferebly zipped up if there are multiple images), giving any links to videos or other media and we will take care of getting it up on the site once it’s approved by our editors. There are guidelines of what we do and we don’t accept further down this page.
The second level is for those that would like to become a regular contributor to this site and are commited to at least 2 articles per month. With this level of commitment you will get access to the writing tools directly within this website and be able to post a wider variety of media such as video, image galleries and more. If this is something you would like to do then send your first article as described above by clicking the button below but within that email let us know you would like to be a regular contributor and let us know what you would like your email, username and password to be. We will then set you up an account to access this site directly and give access to a tutorial on how it all works (it’s easy). For those that already use wordpress you will probably already be familair with how it all works using the block editor. CLICK HERE FOR STEP BY STEP INSTRUCTIONS ON POSTING WITH WORDPRESS. Initially you will be given ‘contributor’ access along with permissions to upload images and all posts you make will be pending approval. Once you are a regular contributor and we know you are a good egg we will give you higher access levels to the site where you will be able to publish without approval. Please read the guidelines for what we do and what we do not accept further down this page.
We want this website to be a fantastic place for boaters and those interested in our alternative lifestyle to be able to visit and read a wide range of articles that are relevant to the inland waterways of Great Britain and our way of life. It can be almost anything you would like it to be, from general boating stories and adventures all the way through to life hacks, insights into life or simpy sharing a recipe or remedy. If you have a business you run from your boat feel free to tell us about it but don’t abuse the site with continuous adverts. What we will not allow it to become is a substitute for the wild west world of Facebook Groups. Please read the advice below to ensure that your articles get approved by our editors.
- Write in your own style with interesting content
- Your article must contain 150 words or more
- Check your spelling and grammar
- Check the quality of your photographs
- Bio’s absolutetly allowed – tell us what you do!
- Be mindful of your audience
- Be kind
- Abuse is not permitted
- Avoid political issues
- Avoid profanity
- No fake news
- Absolutely no virtue signalling
- No buying & selling – it’s not Ebay
Other ways you can contribute
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