Article creation and submission for The Home Ed Daily

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The Home Ed Daily is your website. It's authentic Citizen Journalism, enabling the home educators of the UK to be reporters, reviewers and publicists by writing the news and content they want to see.


How to get started:

It's straightforward to get started. Just follow these three simple steps to get your article online:


1. Sign Up:

In the website's top right-hand corner is a link to ‘Register’; a little further down is a box headlined 'It's your Daily' with a ‘Register’ button too. Click either to go to the registration page.

We just need your username and email address - no other information is required. Once you enter these, you will get an email with a confirmation link, which you will need to click so that we can confirm your address. We promise not to share your details or send anything you haven’t signed up for. Many of us want to stay ‘off the radar,’ so you can sign up and post content using a pseudonym if you prefer.

You will be asked to create a password and enter other information if you want - but other than the password, this is optional.


2. Write:

If you are not logged in, simply click the login link. You can now add an article. To do this, choose the ‘Add Story’ button in the ‘It's Your Daily’ box.

Now, you will see the 'editor' window. Don't be worried by all the buttons - you don't need to use any of these if you don't want to, but if you take some time to look, you will see that it's very much like a word processor and just as easy to use. You can type your piece, cut it, and paste it from elsewhere; it's up to you. Do bear in mind the basic copyright rules - if you didn't write it originally and don't have permission to reproduce it, it's safer not to.

There is an option to add an image; if you don’t add one, we can do it for you. This photo will appear above your article and elsewhere on the website. Be careful of any pictures you upload; don’t copy and paste one from Google or another site; copyright is important. The image must be yours or from a royalty-free website; we recommend using Unsplash

Search there for an image, then tick the ‘free’ option in the license dropdown box to filter your results.

There is also an option to add an external video link (for example, from YouTube).


3. Submit:

When you are finished, just click ‘Save’ at the bottom of the page. Our editor will read your piece for any obvious errors and to ensure it conforms to our legal and decency rules. Depending on how many articles are in the queue, it shouldn't take too long before your piece is given the green light to appear on the website.

That's it!


This is how the creation editor will look and how to use it.


As you can see, becoming a journalist for The Home Ed Daily is very easy. If you have any suggestions or feedback, we'd love to hear them. We are constantly improving the site, and as it's your Home Ed Daily, your thoughts are essential for us to grow and develop. Just click the 'Contact' link at the foot of every page for details on how to get in touch.

We look forward to your submissions and seeing the site grow. Let's unite and inspire each other on our remarkable home education journeys. Together, we can make "The Home Ed Daily" a go-to destination for all things home ed!

Please share the website within your home education circles and spread the word to fellow home educators, groups, and H.E. social media platforms. Let's build a strong support community and make this platform an enriching resource for all home educators.


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