Frequently Asked Questions
What is the difference between a blog and a website?
A blog is a form of a website. The only significant distinction between a blog and other websites is that blogs are updated with new content regularly and shown in reverse chronological order (recent blog posts first). Websites are often static, with content structured in pages and not updated regularly. On the other hand, a blog is more active and is updated more frequently. Some bloggers post several fresh pieces every day.
What is web hosting?
Web hosting is a service that uses a web server to store and transport your blog's files. When someone visits your domain name, the web hosting firm sends your blog files from their webserver to the visitor. Every website requires web hosting to function, and choosing a high-quality web host is critical if you want your blog to run smoothly.
Can I include backlinks?
We'll add ungated links to publications and blogs that support a point in your article (please remember that more than one or two links to articles you've created or your company's blog may be construed as self-promotional). CMI does not permit Links to gated material. Contributing sources (those who provide an article with a quotation or tip) will be credited with a link to their professional bio page on the internet (i.e., LinkedIn profile, speaker bio, blog author bio). There will be no links to company websites or other social media outlets featured.
What can I do to make my post more likely to be accepted?
Have a strong point that runs across the entire text. Include detailed, step-by-step directions for completing a task. Include examples, metrics, and the sources for your content. To stress critical topics and action items, use subheadings, bulleted lists, and bold typefaces.
What could cause my articles to be rejected?
Any one of the reasons from the following can lead to post rejection:
- It has already been published somewhere else.
- It is merely an infographic, not a post with educational content.
- It's far too simple.
- It's a list of things to accomplish with minimal description on how to do them.
- It doesn't have an obvious main point.
- It leaves the reader with the question of what to do with the information.
- It was written purely to attract links, with little unique thought or practical debate.
- It simply provides a broad overview of difficult issues.