The submissions I’ve gotten so far have been fantastic, and I’m learning so much. I welcome, nay, crave more. To make things go more smoothly, I thought I’d explain my preferred format.
- First, check to see if the woman you’re suggesting has been featured already! I’m trying to avoid repeats for the sake of featuring as many women as possible. If they have but you think they deserve expansion, go ahead and submit.
- Photo submissions are preferred, though not required. In order to submit a photo, look above the subject field of the default text submission form. Where it says “Submit a Text Post”, there should be an arrow on the end, which clicks down to a drop menu, and you can choose photo (or whichever other is best suited to your submission). If you want to submit a photoset, then go ahead and put all of them in a text post and I’ll assemble them for you.
- The photo (or video/audio/quote/etc) should be some form of representation of the awesome stuff they did. Images of the women themselves are a last resort. This is to make the maximum impact of the awesomeness of their achievements. (That said, I expect most images of women’s athletic achievements to be images of them in action.) Also, get as big a picture as possible so it looks cool on the page.
- No “First woman to—” posts. While breaking any glass ceiling or cultural barrier is commendable, it tends to be the result of other, far more impressive achievements. Also, since this blog is an answer to the “hur, hur what have women ever done/men did everything important” attitude, we want these posts to be as impressive as possible.
- Captions should be written as if they are in a list following the phrase “Awesome stuff women did: “, with the name at the end in parentheses. Not only is a list basically what this blog is, this format is also psychological advantageous. Much of society is basically trained to dismiss or diminish the importance of something if a woman’s name is attached. By putting the name at the end, we are giving the brain time to be impressed with something before it (either consciously or unconsciously) dismisses it. (This has the greatest impact when reblogged)
So please, get submitting! Any questions, comments, or concerns can be directed to my ask box.
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