Blog Guidelines

Blog Guidelines

Thank you for your interest in submitting posts for consideration on the IONS Blog. Please take a moment to review the Guidelines below.

Content

Blogs fall into our three areas:

  1. How are we interconnected?
    • Blogs exploring the role of Consciousness in the physical world.
  2. Can we access information not limited by space and time?
    • Blogs focusing on the characteristics that allow us to access information and energy from beyond time and space, and the tools that allow us to do that.
  3. Does that create breakthroughs in transformation, innovation, and well-being?
    • Blogs that focus on the role of Consciousness in mental and physical health.

Within each category we focus on 4 Types of Blogs

  1. Mind Blowers
    • Interesting facts and “did you know?” articles.
    • Something that could help shift perspectives.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. News
    • Science projects, publication, presentation, meetings, grant or award, etc., that you are involved in that make good news for our constituents.

Procedure

  • Length for written Blog posts
    • Anywhere from 2 to 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

Promoting Events

  • We do not currently post blogs for specific events
  • However, a relevant and informational blog may also include information about an upcoming event

Tips

How to write a better blog post

  • 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

Submitted blogs will be reviewed by the Communications Team and may be edited prior to posting. You will be notified within 1-2 weeks if your blog has been accepted for publication.

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