Who wants to write for CheckHookBoxing? - Anyone can now write articles for the site

Roe

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Fancy writing articles and news stories for a major boxing website? This is the place for you.

The following is a simple step-by-step guide on how to write articles for CheckHookBoxing.com

1. On the right hand side of the CheckHookBoxing.com homepage is a 'Create Article' link. Click the 'go' icon next to that.

2. You'll now be taken to the new article page. In the 'Title:' box, enter your article heading. The SEO-URL Alias box will automatically be filled in.

3. Below you'll see the main article text box. Use this template here - View attachment Article Template.txt - to ensure that the text formatting is correct for the front page. Using this template makes it easier for the editors here to publish your article as quickly as possible.

4. After you've finished entering your article into the box, type a short sentence or two describing what the article is about into the 'Meta Description' box on the right hand side. This can just be the subheading of your piece if you like.

5. When this is done, return to the top of the page and click the 'Save' icon. You'll now be taken to the article so you can see how it looks. If you need to make any further changes, click the pen icon (edit) at the top of the article to return to the editing page.

6. And that's it. Your article will now be published as soon as it's been seen and checked by one of the site editors. To ensure that your article gets published asap, it's worth posting in this thread to say that you've submitted an article. One of the team will then pick it up and publish it as quick as they can.


If you have any further questions, problems or suggestions regarding this please post in this thread and we'll see what we can do.
 

Indigo Pab

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Awh my bad, I'll try to get something done for FNF's tomorrow. Slipped my mind.

I suppose I can chip in here and there if needed. I can get brief reports(500 words or so) of fights out within like 20/30 minutes of them finishing if needs be(one of the few things I took out of my course tbh. Got an A on a Taylor-Nicklow write-up I did in like 20 minutes. :yep Not bragging or anything. Well, kind of.....) or just hit me up in general if you need something done. I can't guarantee I'll be the most reliable though.
 

Wiirdo

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I'll chip in occasionally too. Right now I'm focused on exams, but I'll contribute a lot more after they're finished.
 

Lilo

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Can I make a suggestion? I think for articles on the mainpage you should really put down your real name. Having your ESB/CHB forum name just 'cheapens' it a bit, or rather real names make it seem more professional!
 
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I'll write some articles up. I used to write an amateur magazine up here in the North East and have wrote plenty programmes for pro shows etc. Done a bit work on a few websites as well.

Been a bit busy the last year to really get stuck into it as much as I used to due to the birth of my son etc but I've started freeing some time up lately and will be able to write some articles up for you (probably 1 or 2 a week).

I just interviewed Bradley Saunders the other day and I'm going to finish the article tomorrow so you can have a copy of that if you like and I'm interviewing world gold medallist and Olympian Savannah Marshall this week as well so you can have that when I finish it as well. i will be able to get in touch with boxers/coaches etc on the world scene as well so basically just tell me what type of articles you want and I'll get them wrote up.

I got a computer full of history articles as well if you want any I can email you copies to look through.
 
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Yeah, if you do use my articles can you use my real name as well as I will want to print them off for my portfolio.

Also I will get articles on Woodhouse V Miles and Pavlik V Sigmon wrote up by Friday for you if that's cool.
 

DonBoxer

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I would like to do some stuff now that i have all summer off University, on current fights or even more so on older stuff, i think almost all of my posts on ESB were in the classic.

I also have thousands of old magazines dating back until the 20s with the majority of them being 60s-90s, not sure what the copyright would be but if we are allowed to put up articles from those in some kind of series I would be happy to get some typed up.
 

Indigo Pab

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[MENTION=14]Roe[/MENTION]

This FNF's ''preview'' yoke doesn't have to be anything too big does it? I've tried to do some research on Sigmon but there really isn't much - if anything - out there.:conf I can potentially get a few hundred words on the main event, do something brief for Magdaleno, and then something VERY brief for Mike Lee. It's been a while since I've written anything so I don't want to attempt to force out one of my patented essays and end up getting fired by your good self.:err
 

Roe

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Yeah that'd be ideal for now Pabs. You don't have to take too long over it. To be completely honest, it might be a case of hardly anyone reading it anyway..

But it'd a start and I'll try and spam the link out on twitter to see if we can get some kind of notice in America for the website.

This time next year we'll be millyonaires from you writing for us :deal
 

DonBoxer

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I just done a short blog entry which i plan on updating each day this week in short parts as a brief history of Monzon, this is only a suggestion but i think the color of the text for the blogs should change because its not nice to read. Would be nice if we could edit our own entries too because i realized i dint include any pictures and maybe should have done.
 

Roe

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I just done a short blog entry which i plan on updating each day this week in short parts as a brief history of Monzon, this is only a suggestion but i think the color of the text for the blogs should change because its not nice to read. Would be nice if we could edit our own entries too because i realized i dint include any pictures and maybe should have done.
For now, you'll need to change the colour of your blog entry manually by highlighting all the text and selecting the colour you want at the top. I just changed it to orange for you for example (your welcome to change it back or to whatever.. it's your blog) There is a slight problem at the moment though in that the orange comes up fine on the black background but if you go into the blog, it goes to a white background where the orange doesn't look quite as good. We'll try and get this sorted somehow soon.
 
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Just been cleaning my desktop out so I'm more organised for some writing that I have coming up and found a few articles I could send you over now. It all depends on what you wan't for the front page but I have history articles on the following completed and can be edited in a couple of hours:

Seaman Tommy Watson - check my post history as I posted the article in underrated boxers thread
Benny Sharkey* - not sure their has ever been an article wrote on the guy
Jack London *
Brian London*
Maurice Cullen*
Billy Hardy
Tom Smith
Jack Casey
Douglas Parker
Mickey Maguire

If you want any send give me a shout and I'll send them over. Most have been printed in a local boxing magazine with no copyright on the articles

*have not be published anywhere - mainly due to the fact i never submitted them
 

DonBoxer

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Nice one, thanx.

Is there any chance we will be able to edit our blog entries, maybe not indefinably but for the first 24 hours it would be nice, i know i wont make the mistake again of posting before adding pictures i was just eager to see what it would look like and how it would work.
 

Roe

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Does it not let you edit it yourself? If it doesn't, I can put some pictures in there for you if you wanted
 

DonBoxer

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Ahh found the edit it just did say edit, its a pencil by the title. Sorry for my stupidity, just getting used to the features.
 

Roe

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FAO [MENTION=106]Vano-irons[/MENTION] [MENTION=98]WritingPride[/MENTION] [MENTION=74]dftaylor[/MENTION] [MENTION=8]Pabby[/MENTION] [MENTION=3]Wiirdo[/MENTION] [MENTION=82]adamcanavan[/MENTION] [MENTION=116]chatty[/MENTION] [MENTION=118]DonBoxer[/MENTION] [MENTION=6]Wallet[/MENTION] and anyone else that's interested in writing for the main site

Can you reply to this thread or pm me if you can do write ups for the following:

Preview Articles
Kelly Pavlik vs Scott Sigmon - Pabby
Curtis Woodhouse vs Dale Miles - Chatty
David Haye vs Dereck Chisora - Vano
Amir Khan vs Danny Garcia
Tomasz Adamek vs Eddie Chambers - Chatty
Julio Cesar Chavez Jr vs Andy Lee - dftaylor
Scott Quigg vs Rendall Munroe
Ryan Rhodes vs Sergey Rabchenko
Ioka-Yaegashi - dkos
Any other upcoming fights (the nearer fights the better for obvious reasons)

Feature on..
What's next for Carl Froch - DonBoxer
Carl Froch (we need to show Carl some love on this site)
Anyone else, any other ideas or interviews you can come up with

Probably better to announce what you're writing about in this thread so you don't all do one on the same fights.

As I mentioned earlier, I wouldn't spend too long writing any of these if I were you as they might not be read/seen by many people yet. But it'd just be good to have them up on the site so we can send out links and make it look like we're properly committed to keeping it updated.

Cheers.