Why should I write for #IK, and who is the audience
When you write for us, you become part of our family and movement. Not only will you get a lot exposure and credibility, you have the potential to connect with some of our influential
bloggers if they like your post. Our community is a friendly and active group, consisting of an Afrikaans and
English audience, experts and layman, and we like to help each other out.
#Imagine Kidz hopes to create a portal with updated articles that focusses on children aged 10-12, that any youth worker, volunteer or parent might need, and can use with ease
in their unique contexts.
With this blog we hope to create a network of experts readily accessible to youth workers, volunteers and parents serving as children ministers at a church, or even a school.
Write for youth workers, volunteers and parents spending a part of their time guiding children,aged
10-12,to make sense of their faith in the world of today. Address their needs, fears, challenges burning questions pain points.
Have, and hone, a main message. Edit your intro so that the point of your post is ridiculously clearand
focussed to equip those working with children aged 10-12 years old.
Be sure that you do not promote any denominational doctrines above any other. Our values are:
We believe Jesus is King
God’s Word is our foundation
We serve our community and country in unity
We are multi-cultural
We believe that the future lies in the hands of our children
Be prescriptive: don't just tell readers what to do. Explain how
Tell a story, like a journalist: Cover who, what, when, where, how and why. Make it personal: share what you have seen, done, lessons you've learned, etc.
Make it concrete: give examples
Make it long enough to engage and enrich readers (and no longer)
Self-disclosure: Please disclose any relationships/partnerships you have when providing examples (e.g. if an example comes from a client or your company.
Avoid of explain buzz words: some of our readers feel turned off by geek-speak.
Be thoughtful when including links. Posts with too many links back to your domain will look spammy and will be rejected.
Self-promotion: avoid promotion your tool or company in your post.
Use friendly voice: Say 'I', 'we'.
Include high res images and or video or infographic
Developmental phases of children aged between 10-12.
Practical ways to discipline children and volunteers
How do the law apply to children ministry
How to look out for bullying/abuse
What do you do once bullying/abuse is suspected
What does the Children's Act say.
Children and depression
Children and PTSD
If there is a topic that you think is relevant for youth workers, volunteers and parents, please feel free to submit a suggestion to email@example.com
How do I submit a post to #IK
Your bio: Bio should be approximately 60 words and should include your Twitter handle, as well as any other relevant links you wish to display:
your blog, LinkedIn profile, Facebook page, website URL, etc. This is a great place to include any promotional or gated links as we generally don’t allow them in the body copy.
Your headshot: Send us a headshot of you. It makes your contribution more personal and easier to associate with as author.
Supporting images, interactive content, or videos: Don’t worry about the cover image, we’ll take care of that. But here are tips on the other
kinds of media you may want to include:
Images (PNG, JPG): Provide any high res images
you would like to includewithinyour
Word doc. When saving your images, please provide a descriptive name (e.g. content-marketing-personas-image1)
Infographics, videos, and interactive content:Include the embed code for the infographicwithinyour Word doc.
Send your contribution to firstname.lastname@example.org in a Word Formatted document.