New Collins View Blog Editorial Guide Appendix

Here are the Nitty Gritty details that were not included in the basic guide.

Preparing your Submission (Technical Details)

The are detailed instructions for author. Please note that web pages are not Microsoft Word documents.

Article Writing Style, Basic Formatting and Text Styles

All articles should try adhere to the following guidelines.

Writing Style and Authorial Guidelines

We reserve the right to edit, to conform to these editorial guidelines.

Basic Formatting

Basic Text Styles

Structure of a blog post

Certain things in order? What can we say here -- anything??

Image Sizes

You are writing for the web, not print. Images only need to appear nicely on a screen. Raw un-sized images from digital cameras (including the iPhone) usually have far greater resolution than can be displayed, and also takes more bandwidth, resulting in longer load time for pages. If you don't know how to re-size images, or determine an image's dimensions or its file size we can take care of that for you. We reserve the right to crop and resize.. Thanks.

If you don't understand any of this, but do know how to send images in email, then just do that and we will re-size for the blog.

Different Styles for Different Kinds of Articles

Each kind of articles could have a unique style and layout. The kinds of articles are:

Expository Article or Opinion

Engage Audience. What kinds of Info bits are appropriate?


Facts. Define range of topics? Style and aspect given here... (to be written)

Featured Stories

Define 'Stories'. Style and aspect given here... (to be written)

Neighborhood Resources

Define 'Resources'. Style and aspect given here... (to be written)


Style and aspect. How is video prepared, submitted, and handled? (to be written)