Teresa Gezze in beBee Cheat Sheet, Communications and journalism, beBee in English Head of Communications • beBee Sep 30, 2016 · 1 min read · 3.7K

How to Improve Your Producer Stories (Infographic)

How to Improve Your Producer Stories (Infographic)

You know that on our on-site blogging tool, beBee Producer, you can write about any topic you like, but today we’re giving you some tips to make your stories look great and professional.

How to Improve Your Producer Stories (Infographic)

1. Paragraph style. This option allows you to write titles inside your articles. Use ‘Header 2’ for big headlines, ‘Header 3’ for smaller ones and ‘Paragraph for the body of your text. Remember that you shouldn’t abuse the headers if you want your story to have a good SEO performance.

2. Bold. Use this option to highlight important parts of your text. A rule that is usually used for good SEO is that you should be able to know what the article is about just by reading the bold parts of it.

3. Italic. You can use this for movie or book titles or for foreign words, among others.

4. Bulleted list. Use this to create lists and make them easy to read. It really comes in handy when you’re writing the ingredients for a recipe, a step-by-step article or an article with tips to achieve something, for example.

5. Links. This allows you to provide users with more information on the topic you’re writing about. Keep in mind that it’s really important that the links and the linking words are theme-related.

6. Images. You can use as many images as you want on your Producer stories. Infographics are really in style know, so you might want to use them for extra engagement!

7. Videos. You can insert videos in your articles by copying the link to them, clicking on the ‘Video’ option and pasting the URL. Great, right?

8. Quotes. With this option you can insert quotes or highlight parts of your article.

You’re all set to write your professional Producer stories on beBee! If you haven’t got the hang of how this works yet, check out this tutorial about how to use beBee Producer and don't forget to take a look at our beBee Guide Index to find more step-by-step tutorials.

How to Improve Your Producer Stories (Infographic)

Pamela 🐝 Williams Feb 26, 2017 · #21

So much to share...so little time :-)

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Charles David Upchurch Oct 9, 2016 · #20

#19 Same thing with comments, @Nick Mlatchkov. Create a new (replacement comment), include the comment # like #19 that you are responding to, say what you wish you had said the first time, and then delete the comment that you are "correcting"

Nick Mlatchkov Oct 8, 2016 · #19

#17 Yeah I know of this 2, I had in mind the comments.

Wayne Yoshida Oct 7, 2016 · #18

#15 This is probably the best practice. Writing offline also makes an archive copy in case something bad (or normal in the case of Microsoft windows...) happens.

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Charles David Upchurch Oct 7, 2016 · #17

#7 @Nick Mlatchkov I go back and edit my long-form posts all the time. I'm guessing that you are referring to our current inability to edit short "update" buzzes.

While we cannot update quick buzzes, there are two workarounds.
1) For a short buzz that you can go back and edit, just create it in Producer (as if it was a longer buzz). I've seen you do exactly that, Nick.
2) instead of editing, create a new "replacement" buzz and then delete the original. The downside, there, is that if you don't replace the original buzz right away, you end up losing bee wisdom (all the comments) from the original buzz.

Charles David Upchurch Oct 7, 2016 · #15

#5 Charlie wrote "Unfortunately, all of these editors are incapable of translating Word's extended formatting, to the point where I have to remember if and what was italicized."

I have found that I can compose in beBee Producer with very little hassle. When I hit a formatting glitch, I just hit enter to start a new paragraph at the point where I want my format change, then I apply the format, then I remove the paragraph break.

HELPFUL HINT FOR ANY ONLINE PUBLISHING PLATFORM: Compose (and format) your stuff offline, first, in Word or with a simpler (and free) text editor like Wordpad, Notepad, Text, or Office Write, then "SAVE AS" rich text format (that's a *.RTF file). After the simplified file is saved, you can re-open the RTF file and cut and paste into beBee, or LinkedIn, or WordPress without losing your formatting.

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Charles David Upchurch Oct 4, 2016 · #14

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Lisa Gallagher Oct 3, 2016 · #13

Great explanation on how to use Producer @Teresa Gezze!

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