FAQs and Guidelines


1) How do I share the posts/articles with my friends?
2) Why Should I submit my blog post to WomensRunningCommunity.com?
3) How to submit a post?
4) What are your submission rules?
5) Should I submit a full post or an excerpt?
6) What happens to my post after I submit it?
7) How long does it take for submissions to appear on the site?
8) What is the criteria for a post to get featured?
9) Is there a limit to the number of posts I can submit daily?
11) Should I tag my submissions?
12) How to edit my profile information?
13) What are the nutrition criteria that WomensRunningCommunity.com is looking for when I’m submitting a healthy recipe?
14) I don’t find my post! (or) Where has my submission gone?
15) How to Report a post?
16) I still have questions!


1) How do I share the posts/articles with my friends?
To share the articles/posts, click on the social media icons (Facebook, , Twitter, Google Plus) below the descriptive caption of each post. This is a great way to share with your friends and family.

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2) Why Should I submit my blog post to WomensRunningCommunity.com?

1. You’ll change lives.

Our community of thousands of women (on our Facebook page, closed Facebook groupInstagram, Pinterest, and Twitter) is passionate about health, fitness and of course running! They’re eager to learn how to live their healthiest lives, share tips with friends and clients, and discuss ideas here on the site as well as across our social media platforms. Submitting your blog posts to WomensRunningCommunity.com gives you a chance to be part of this discussion, and to shape the way health and running is perceived around the world.

2. You’ll reach a global audience.

Once your piece has been accepted for publication, we’ll do our part to make sure it reaches as many people as possible. In addition to posting your work on our website, which gets thousands of visits each month, we share most posts on our media platforms (Facebook page, closed Facebook groupInstagram, Pinterest, and Twitter).

3. You’ll achieve your professional dreams.

By simply submitting posts that got people interested in what they had to say on Women’s Running Community (WRC), you can attract more clients, book coaching jobs and grow their brands.

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3) How to submit a post?
Click here to Submit an Article. Once there, just fill out the form and click “Submit”.

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4) What are your submission rules?

  1. All work must either be your own or you must attribute to whom it does belong. DO NO steal other site’s pictures, content, videos or recipes!
  2. Do not violate anyone’s copyrights! Any post with violations will immediately be rejected and/or removed. Let us know if your post was mistakenly posted.
  3. Registration is required to submit posts.
  4. Submit only well written and informative posts/articles.
  5. You can submit either a full post or an excerpt (an excerpt should not be more than 150 words – remember this is where you can “sell” your posts).
  6. An image or video is required (this will be used as the feature image) with each submission. Please make sure you own the rights to whatever image you submit (see #1 & 2).
  7. Images must be no less than 250 px by 250 px but no bigger than 600 px by 600 px (or larger than 500kb)
  8. We reserve the right to remove posts at any time
  9. All submissions are moderated by our editorial team and subject to their final approval

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5) Should I submit a full post or an excerpt?

Go with full text – If your original post tend to be brief, or are image-heavy, full text might be best. It’s a good idea to give potential visitors to your blog a satisfying bite of your content, not just a crumb. Most of us don’t enjoy clicking on a post only to find out we’ve already seen all there was to see, so presenting your post in its entirety will save your potential visitors a few extra clicks.

Go with excerpts – if your post is over 1000 words AND are image-heavy. Make sure to add the following words “click on View source to read the full post”.

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6) What happens to my post after I submit it?

As soon as you submit a post, your submission will await moderation from the site admin/moderator. Once approved by the moderator or site admin, your post will appear in the Latest Articles section on our home page.

 

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7) How long does it take for submissions to appear on the site?
Moderation can take up as little as 24 hours or up to 2 weeks.

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8) What is the criteria for a post to get featured?
Getting featured totally depends on the number of votes or loves – in other words, the community decides the posts that are featured. Currently, when a post gets a minimum of 7 votes/loves (we will occasionally change this minimum), it appears in the featured/popular section.

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9) Is there a limit to the number of posts I can submit daily?
At this time we ask that bloggers submit no more than 3 posts per week.

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11) Should I tag my submissions?
Yes. We highly recommend it. Tagging your submissions is a great way to get keywords in your post and allow your submissions to be returned in search results more often.

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12) How to edit my profile information?
Once you are logged in, put your mouse over your username on the top right of the menu – and choose My Settings. You will now be directed to your profile editing page. This is where you can add your Biographical information (this information will appear on the right sidebar of your posts). Don’t forget to click update once you’re done!

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13) What are the nutrition criteria that WomensRunningCommunity.com is looking for when I’m submitting a healthy recipe?

Although the term “healthy eating” can be interpreted a number of different ways, here at WomensRunningCommunity.com, we like to define “Healthy eating” as eating a variety of foods in its most natural state, (or as close to it as possible) that give you the nutrients you need to maintain your health, feel good, and have energy. Therefore, this site aims to showcase recipes that are primarily based in whole, unprocessed foods and provide at least one nutritional benefit.

Here are some examples: (Please note that the following list is not exclusive criteria, but does provide bloggers with a beginning framework to see if their recipes is a good fit for our site)

  • is a “healthier” option of a traditionally high-calorie, low-nutrient recipe
  • reduction in sodium/salt
  • reduction in overall calories
  • reduction in refined sugars
  • increase in fiber through naturally fiber-rich foods
  • contains “healthy fats”
  • meets a specific dietary need (vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, etc.)
  • aims to adhere to the Dietary Guidelines, showcasing foods considered the basis of a healthy diet: vegetables, fruits, whole grains, fat-free and low-fat dairy products, lean meats & seafood, beans & legumes, nuts and seeds

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14) I don’t find my post! (or) Where has my submission gone?

We do manually review all submissions and discard certain kind of submissions. If you successfully submitted your story without any issues, but then if it is gone, most probably it was discarded by us.

We discard stories if they fall into any or all of the following types:

(i) Review posts with affiliate links

(ii) Posts that promote sales/discount coupons and the like

(iii) Low quality posts that do not discuss the topic in depth

(iv) Content from other content syndication sites, feed aggregators and the like

(v) “Ultimate guides” and “101” posts that don’t do justice to the title!

and so on. This list is not exhaustive.

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15) How to Report a post?

The best way to report abusive content or spam on WomensRunningCommunity.com is by using the Report Content link that appears at the right-hand bottom of each post.

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16) I still have questions!
No problem! Just contact us and let us know. We will be happy to assist you.

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