Guide for readers to upload stories via Your Story

The Morning Bulletin is keen to hear more of your stories every day. We even have a special section where you can contribute your story directly to our website. It may be your son or daughter’s sporting achievement, a special tribute to someone you love, your wedding day, the birth of your child, or their 21st birthday. You might also have a local issue you want to get off your chest, or have a strong opinion on something that needs to be fixed in our community. This is your forum to share.

So here’s how you can do it.

Go to our Your Story page:

www.themorningbulletin.com.au/your-story

Push the “submit your story” button.

If you are not already registered as a user on our site you will be asked to do that. You can register using an email address or your Facebook account.

If you already have an account, just log in in. If you have forgotten your password, hit the Forgot Password? Link.

If you are already logged in, you can start straight away.

 

You will see that you have space for a title, a space for the story itself, and someone where you can upload an image from your own computer.

Use the title to describe what the story is about. Try to use specific names or place names if relevant. Think about if someone was searching on Google for this story, what words would they use? That way more people are likely to see the story.

In the body of the story, make sure you put a space between each paragraph. Try to keep to one sentence per paragraph. Keep your sentences pretty simple – so they are easier to read and understand.

Tags: You will see there is a field for tags. This again helps people to find a story. If the story is about car parking for example, make sure you put that as the tag. Or if it is about a certain place, add that as a tag. Four or five tags are normally enough.

If you want your story to stand out, it’s really good to have a relevant photo with it. Make sure this photo is your own or you have the right to use it.

You can add a photo by pressing the Add Image button. You can then choose the image from your computer that you want. Add a caption to describe who or what is in the photo. Tick the box certifying that you have the right to distribute the photo.

 

Then it’s just a case of submitting your story. Your story will be checked by one of our digital producers to ensure there is nothing defamatory or illegal. If approved, it will be published on the Your Story page. It may be also shared to other sections of our website and used in one of our print publications. Thank you for sharing.