Thank you for your interest in submitting posts for consideration on the IONS Blog. Please take a moment to review the Guidelines below.
Blogs fall into our three program areas
- Extended Human Capacities
- Blogs focus on human capacities that appear to extend beyond the conventional boundaries of space and time. Examples are topics such as intuition, presentiment, telepathy, mediumship, collective consciousness, and mind/matter interaction.
- Consciousness and Healing
- Blogs focus on information and scientific research on the role of consciousness and healing and help to support the emergence of a new model of health care. Topics such as energy medicine, epigenetics, meditation, and spirituality in health fit in this category.
- Personal and Societal Transformation
- Blogs in this area focus on the phenomena of consciousness transformation: how it occurs, how it can be stimulated, and how it can be translated into long-term beneficial changes for oneself and one’s community.
Within each category we focus on 4 Types of Blogs
- Mind Blowers
- Interesting facts and “did you know?” Articles
- Something that could help shift perspectives
- Historical Anecdote
- Story from the history of a major paradigm shift, noetic experiences that lead to an invention or breakthrough etc., and how it pertains to our world now
- Current Events
- News items, book reviews (or what you are reading and why), movies, holidays, and current events that can be talked about through the lens of our work
- Science projects, publication, presentation, meetings, grant or award etc., that you are involved in that make good news for our constituents.
- Length for written Blog posts
- Anywhere from 2 - 6 paragraphs (but really, use what you need to make your fascinating point!)
- For longer posts there is an option of doing a blog series (two or more blogs about the same subject that build on one another)
- Visually appealing -- we often promote our blogs with social media, which benefits from imagery
- Add your own pictures or videos (we ask that they are pictures you have taken to ensure you have the copyright), or we can try to find something appropriate
- Always give credit to your sources
- Vlogs - video blogs -- are also welcome
- We do not currently post blogs for specific events
- However, a relevant and informational blog may also include information about an upcoming event
How to write a better blogpost
- Include a specific takeaway or key thought
- Ask questions and get people thinking
- Write content that people can relate to on a:
- Physical level- give them something to do when they’re finished reading
- Emotional level- a strong opinion
- Cognitive level- something to learn that is proven to some degree
- Include an eye catching and intriguing title
- Evoke surprise or curiosity
- Make your reader smile
Submit Your Blog
- Bloggers for IONS' NextGen: Submit your proposed blog with this form
- IONS Fellows: Please email your submission to firstname.lastname@example.org
Submitted blogs will be reviewed by the Communications Team prior to posting.