NAABW BLOG SUBMISSION FORM AND TERMS OF USE

Interested in contributing a blog to the NAABW community? 

Please fill out this form, review the submission guidelines, Terms & Conditions, submit your request, and we will get in touch with you shortly.

Note, this is just a space to share your story idea not the actual story. Once we receive your request we will invite you to to the NAABW private blogger group where you can edit, and share your story! 

For now just tell us what you have in mind! 

- The NAABW Team

WHAT TYPE OF CONTENT ARE YOU SUBMITTING?

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GUIDELINES

Your blog post should:
  • Be compelling, unique, and relevant.
  • Be applicable and appropriate for the NAABW community of sisterfriends 
  • Be written in U.S. English.
  • Be approved for NAABW to own the on-going rights to distribute & publish your blog post as NAABW sees fit (with proper credit given to the author).
  • Be approximately 400-800 words.
  • Include a "teaser" or topical introductory paragraph (only the first few sentences will be displayed on the website home page).
  • All blog posts must have an photo attached (you must be the creator or owner of the photo - please see Terms & Conditions for further info.)
  • Note any Widsom Corner Features must have the following info:
             - Name
             - Location
             - What is the most important thing you've learned in life?
             - High quality photo (of you or the person you are nominating to be featured)

Your blog post should NOT:

  • Be a self-promotional article just for the sake of encouraging the reader to visit the link in the author’s byline. 
  • Unless it is a #blackgirlmagic submission it should not be be a sales pitch of your web site or product.
  • Be a review of any sort.
  • Contain numerous spelling and grammatical mistakes.
  • Contain specific reference to any private or confidential information 
  • Contain anything that is or illegal or explicit subject matter.
  • Make any effort whatsoever to defame or tarnish any individual, organization or brand.
  • Contain more than 800 words; NAABW reserves the right to edit any submission for content and/or length.
  • Contain any information that is trademarked or copyrighted without proper attribution and written permission from the author (including photos).
  • Be reposted or republished anywhere else in any format once you have submitted your post to NAABW without NAABW prior written content in each such instance, unless the post is shared on your own platform. 
         
Unsure of any of the guidelines mentioned above? Please reach out to us at getconnected@naabw.com.

EFFECTIVE BLOG WRITING TIPS

Effective Blog Writing Tips

  • Have a lead paragraph: entice readers to keep reading with a quick, engaging teaser opening paragraph.
  • Incorporate personal experiences: help readers relate by sharing information that allows them to connect with the author.
  • Use short paragraphs: try sticking to 3-4 sentences
  • Keep sentences short
  • Provide engaging images
  • Provide links: to help keep it short, provide internal links to other articles and references where they can find out more info.
  • End with a discussion question: encourage comments and discussions by ending the post with a question to your readers.

TERMS & CONDITIONS

NAABW Terms of Use This Agreement describes the terms and conditions (“Terms”) pursuant to which you may access and use the services provided on NAABW.com (“the Site”) and all social media sites and pages including blogs, mobile applications, networking page, file sharing sites, and all other forms of digital media (“the Sites”). Please read the rules contained in this agreement carefully. Your use of any aspect of the website will constitute your legal agreement to comply with these rules. If you do not wish to follow these rules, please refrain from using this website. The date of the most recent revisions will appear on this page, so review the user agreement on a regular basis. Please read this Agreement carefully as your use of the Sites constitutes your binding acceptance of these Terms, including any modifications we may make. In consideration of the National Association of Adventurous Black Women (“NAABW”) granting you access to the Site, you hereby agree as follows: 1. NAABW reserves the right at its sole discretion to change, modify, add or remove portions of these Terms at any time without notice or liability, and such modification shall become effective upon posting on the Sites. Your use of the Sites following any such modification shall be conclusively deemed to be your acceptance of such modification. 2. NAABW, its logo, and naabw.com are trademarks, service marks, membership marks, and/or logos or the National Association of Adventurous Black Women. All NAABW trademarks, service marks, membership marks and logos appearing on this site are all the property of NAABW and all rights in those trademarks, service marks, membership marks and logos are reserved. 3. The information provided on the Sites is for educational and informational purposes only. The information should not be construed as a recommendation by NAABW for any course of action regarding financial, legal or accounting matters. It is not meant as a substitute for professional advice from a qualified legal, accounting or financial professional. 4. NAABW does not represent, warrant or endorse the accuracy or reliability of any information displayed, uploaded, downloaded or distributed through the Sites by any user, or any other person or entity. NAABW disclaims liability for any damages or losses, direct or indirect, that may result from use of or reliance on information contained on the Sites. 5. NAABW may change, suspend or discontinue any aspect of the services provided on the Sites at any time without notice or liability, including the availability of any feature, blog, digital media, database or content. 6. The Sites contain a combination of content that NAABW creates, its partners create, and that its users create. All materials published on the Sites including but not limited to text, images, video, graphics and multimedia files (“Content”) are protected by all applicable copyright and trademark laws and owned by NAABW or the party credited as the provider of the Content. All rights in the Content are expressly reserved by the applicable copyright and trademark owner. a. Reprinting Content from the Sites shall be subject to the [link] Reprint Policy [link]. b. You may not sublicense, transfer or otherwise make any Content available to any third party for commercial purposes or financial gain or use the Content in any other media or in any other location other than as permitted in this section. You may not upload Content that contains advertising or promotion. c. All Content provided by any party other than NAABW must identify the party who provided that Content. d. By posting material to the Sites, you warrant and represent that you either own or otherwise control all of the rights to that material, including without limitation, all the rights necessary for you to provide, post, upload, input, or submit the material, or that your use of the material is a fair use. You agree that you will not knowingly and with intent to defraud provide material and misleading false information. You represent and warrant also that the material you supply does not violate these Terms, and that you will indemnify and hold NAABW, its subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, employees, and agents, harmless for any and all claims resulting from material you supply. e. By posting material to the Sites, you grant NAABW, its subsidiaries, affiliates, partners and third party licensees a nonexclusive, perpetual, irrevocable, worldwide, sub licensable, royalty-free license to use, store, display, publish, transmit, transfer, distribute, reproduce, aggregate your material with other content, create derivative works of and publicly perform that content for any purpose on and through each of the services provided by the Site. This license shall apply to the distribution and the storage of your content in any form, medium, or technology now known or later developed. f. NAABW blogs are syndicated for RSS aggregation. You have permission to subscribe to the blog content via an RSS reader or e-mail, and you also have permission to post the RSS feed to a NAABW association or other related Web site. 7. The Sites may contain links to other Internet sites operated by third parties. 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NAABW aims to publish all user-submitted Content unless it: • Contains language that NAABW, in its sole discretion, considers offensive or inappropriate, including: threats, obscenity, or abusive, defamatory, discriminatory or sexually explicit material; • Is a commercial endorsement, including spam; or • Promotes services or products (not including non-commercial inks that are relevant to the topic); • Includes any personal or sensitive information (phone numbers, email or postal address) • Infringes the trademarks or copyrights of NAR or any third parties. Additionally, we ask that NAABW Members and Participants in NAABW Websites adhere to the following Terms of Participation: • All content not produced by NAABW must be credited to its original author. 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Your electronic or physical signature. NAABW may request additional information before removing any infringing material. NAABW may provide the alleged infringing party with your e-mail address so that that person can respond to your allegations.
 
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