Press Release - A press release promotes a specific event, product, or person and typically contains time-sensitive information. We do not publish press releases. Articles should be educational and informative, and should not promote one event, product, or person.
News Article - Articles similar to those published in a newspaper are primarily journalistic in nature and will not be accepted. We are not a platform for citizen journalism. More importantly, articles of this type are time sensitive and become outdated quickly. They rarely include informative content of which the author is the primary source. You are an expert in your niche; readers want your content, not a news report.
Time Sensitive - Ideal articles are "evergreen". They provide valuable information to readers for years to come. Time sensitive content includes listing specific stock prices, or writing an article discussing an upcoming event. Once the stock price changes or the event date passes, the article is no longer relevant. Avoid placing a date in your article body or title so that it retains its relevance.
Tying a current event into your article can be an effective way to draw in readers and show them how your topic applies to the situation. If you choose to use this article writing technique, show the reader how the current event you're writing about applies to your niche. Provide reasons why it's important and examples of how it applies to your niche. For more details on how to use current events in your articles, see our blog post: Current Events Article Template.
How (and Why) to Write Evergreen Articles