IdeaSpies is encouraging you to be observant and to share ways to improve our lives. Our purpose is to inspire action by sharing innovation.
These guidelines are designed to help you post a clever idea on IdeaSpies that is explained simply so it will be shared, and/or to submit an article related to innovation. This is a free service.
“If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough”. Einstein
Posting an idea
IdeaSpies showcases ideas happening now ie innovations. All ideas on IdeaSpies are explained simply so they can be understood easily.
When you see or have an idea you believe is clever:
Posting with an image
Choose a positive title that conveys a benefit or something different, not just the product name
Choose the idea category from the drop down menu
Describe the essence of the idea so people can understand it quickly. If it’s a startup state the “elevator pitch”. Write max 100 words in one paragraph (not multiple paragraphs). You can add a link for more information. Add the link at the end of the paragraph and it will be active. You’re also welcome to include your email address if you want people to contact you.
Add an image
Choose an image taken by your phone or from your photo library that shows the product or service well in horizontal (landscape) form. The image should be between 300 pixels and 1000 pixels height and width and below 10Mb -not a logo. If you need an image try Pixabay for free ones you can use.
Posting with a URL
Add an idea title and category as above.
Then simply add the URL (website link) for the idea you’d like to share. Ensure there are no spaces before or after the link.
Note that when you post with a URL it shares to social media with a stock photo rather than the photo with the link. So although it’s easier to post with a URL on IdeaSpies than with an image, the idea doesn’t share as well.
Editing and deleting your post
By going to “My Posts” in the menu bar you can edit and delete your posts. After your idea has been shared changes can’t be made to the headline or photo.
Sharing your idea
Rate your idea using the 5 stars then share it to your social media with the share icons to maximise awareness. When you share your idea add @IdeaSpies so we can re-share it.
If these guidelines aren’t followed your post may be deleted by the administrator.
If you have any questions or comments on these guidelines please contact us.
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Submitting an article
You are welcome to submit an article for publication on the IdeaSpies Innovation Blog.
Your article needs to be:
- related to innovation
- in good English
- authored by someone who has a public profile
- associated with a reputable organisation if an organisation’s name is to be included
- in word format
- with a suitable landscape image attached separately
Articles need to be sent to us to be considered. If an article is accepted it will be edited by IdeaSpies to ensure it is compatible with other articles on the platform before publication.
16 March 2019