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Publishing Stories

Can I create my own category? We really tried thinking of any possible type of story you might write, but we have to admit that sometimes you might want to create a new category.If you believe that none of the categories fit your story, you can submit a s ...

Does The Open Mic promote my stories? Everyone loves a great story.And we’re no exception.When you publish your stories we will share them on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Google Plus.You can follow us on those social networks, by the way.Open Mic on TwitterO ...

Can I insert images and videos into my stories? Yes!You can embed videos straight from Youtube simply by copy-pasting the link into the editor.You can also upload images by clicking the Add Media button in the editor.Pretty much anything that can be embedded into a standar ...

I'm a newbie. Can I publish my stories too? Please do!We really encourage young translators to step up and share their thoughts about this industry.Because, guess what?You’re the future of this profession.You’re the one that will be setting trends in this industry. ...

What happens when I click submit? Your story will be published on The Open Mic.Instantly :)We don’t have the review or approval process.Everything you publish goes live the moment you click the Submit button.So, please make sure you proofread everything and ...

Can I save stories as drafts? Saving and Managing your DraftsWhen you’re writing a new story on The Open Mic we recommend you hit that Save Draft button at the bottom of the form every now and then to make sure you won’t lose anything. Every time you ...

Can I write stories in my native language? You can, but there's a little twist.The whole idea of The Open Mic is to spread great ideas about the translation industry and our profession.English is the most popular language in the world that’s why it kind of makes sen ...

What’s the difference between categories and tags? There are 22 categories to choose from on The Open Mic.They are used to keep everything organized.We tried to think of every possible type of story you can write on The Open Mic and narrowed it down to 22 categories.Please, s ...

Where will be the featured image used? The Featured Image will be used in many places.It will be used on The Open Mic as well as when someone share your story on other social networks.Here are a few examples:It will be used at the top of your storyAs well as on ou ...

Can other Open Mic members leave comments on my stories? Yes, they can!On top of that you’ll receive email notifications about every new comment to your story.We’re using a state of the art commenting system by Postmatic.With Postmatic you can even reply to new comments via ema ...

How can I make my Open Mic stories pop? As you could’ve guessed Medium.com was the biggest inspiration when we were designing The Open Mic.We always admired the cleanness of their design.Zero clatter. Emphasis on the content and the author. Great usage of white s ...

Can I edit or delete published stories? Yes, you can edit or delete your articles and drafts any time you like.To do this go to Menu > Manage Your Stories.You’ll see a list of your published stories and drafts and will be able to edit them by clicking on a pen ...

How can I republish articles from my personal blog? How to republish articles from your personal blog on The Open Mic As you probably know, The Open Mic tries to create a unique place where every single translator will be able to find the spot-on advice from people who ...

Can I preview my stories? Yes!When you save your story as a draft you can preview it and see exactly how it will look like when you publish.Every time you save your story as draft you will be able to preview your story:If you click on the Preview it w ...

Can I restore an accidentally deleted story? Not out of the box, but you can submit a support request.We normally store a back up copy for this situation for 24 hours before we delete all stories permanently.If you’ve accidentally deleted a story, please send us a mes ...

How can I optimize my stories for search engines? Search Engine Optimization on The Open MicYou’ll notice that The Open Mic has several fields for Search Engine Optimization aka SEO. You don’t have to fill them out if you don’t want to, but I suggest you try them, as ...

How does publishing a new story work? In order to publish your stories on The Open Mic, you’ll need to create a free account.You can register here: https://theopenmic.co/register.Once you’re all set you can start writing your awesome stories and blog posts us ...