So you like the limelight? Here's how to get your blog posts featured on the homepage of Oozing Goo. Write about Lava Lamps. This website is about lava lamps (and their cousins). Not sex, not drugs, not rock and roll (well maybe a little.) If you can write about lava lamps then everyone is happy and nobody gets hurt. So bring on your ideas! What new lava lamp did you buy lately? Are you making a lamp? Tell us about it. Have you reached a milestone in your collection? Do you have a funny story about someone's reaction to our crazy obsession? Anything you can think of.
Include horizontal photos
Nothing tells the story better than a photo. Remember, this is going on the main page so it's gotta look good.
The format of this site favors horizontal photos like this one or this one. Use 'em. The dimensions are 500 pixels wide by 130-170 pixels tall. This is especially important at the beginning of your post. Here's how you get the image just right. After you upload it, you'll need to set the width. To do so, click on the icon at the right of the top menu bar - it looks like this <>. In the code, make sure that the image width and height are set to your image size. 130 to 170 yall x 500 pixels wide. Otherwise your banner will get squished.
In the rest of your story text, you can include normal-proportioned photos (square or vertical) lower down.
It's all about style, baby!
Please set your text to 10pt arial. If you write the post in Word, set the text to 10pt arial before you copy and paste it into OG (don't ask -- it's just better that way).
HINT: I always write my stories in Notepad to avoid funny formatting problems from Word.
Great! You did all that? Here's how it works. OG is run by a core group of 7 Mods who ocassionaly write blogs and search for other good blogs for the front page. If one of the Mods sees your story and likes your story, we'll feature it on the homepage. If not, try again later.