When you submit an article or video to be posted on the site, the form gives you the ability to put the post in our standard article format, including your By: Line, a photo for the story, the body of the story, which can include more images if you like – just incert the HTML from either Photobucket or Flicker.
You can also submit videos – this goes for an article submission or video submission. To do this, go to the sharing site it is loaded on (such as Youtube or Vimeo and copy the “Embed Code” There will be a block to paste the video code in. It’s a pretty simple process.
By the weekend, I’ll have the new Submission system installed. Anyone can go in and create a news article. It’s a basic fill in the blank form.
It will allow you to upload images for the article, embed a video and do basic editing and tweaks. Once you are done, it will send an email to myself or one of the appointed Editors for review, Once it is reviewed and approved, one click sends it out to Twitter, and soon to Facebook and other social outlets.
Once you’ve had a couple of articles published, you’ll be evaluated for an “Author” position. From there, you can move up to Editor.
I’ve been asked – this is not a paying gig. Not yet. If the site begins to support its self, then we can look at sharing the wealth with the contributors – but as of right now, the site comes right out of my pocket. It needs to break even on software and hosting& domain fees. Normally funds left over from that would be earmarked for future contests. (Example -Con Memberships, God Level Con Memberships, Game Consoles and Commissions for art – just to name a few)
If we get to a surplus in funds, yes, we’ll pay a small ammount for articles, and larger amounts for video content – but right now, I see that being over a year away.
That’s all for now – Look for the forms tomorrow -One will be an application form, and the other will be an article submission form.
Take care all
We were having technical issues with our theme – it would not properly display comments and social media sharing tools. This is a work in progress. There will be changes as the site is brought up to 100%.
Also – We are looking for an artist to design a Masthead to replace the one currently on the site. The idea we have in mind is a Furry news room.TV Studio with a couple of Furry anchors behind the news desk. Think evening news. If you are interested, please contact me at email@example.com for more info.
If you are interested in being part of Furry News Network, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Be sure to send links to any articles or videos you have already done so we can evaluate your work.