Cartel Post Framework: How To Create Stunning Posts For HIVE Communities

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This post is a guide for the operators, writers and editors of the Cartel - as well as any other content creator on HIVE, Splintertalk, 1UP, LeoFinance and co, to create a great design and structure for articles. It explains how to use relevant markdown and PeakD Snippets to create awesome content - Cartel-style!

  • Special cover graphic with recognizable branding
  • 2-3 sentences introduction
  • italic font by using _ underline _ or * star * without the empty space
  • Below a special Cartel divider, either with Cartel logo, mascot or game content

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Adding Headlines And Text

Your first paragraph begins with a headline 2, with only the post title at a larger hierarchy. You should usually use h2 at every 2-4 paragraphs, where a different part of the post begins. If you need to do further headlines within a headline 2 for better post structure, you can add a few headline 3 for that. The next headline 2 would start a new topic then.

Remember: On PeakD you can see the h2 and h3 headlines on the top left of each post and use them for overview as well as links to those headlines.

You can write headlines with markdown, a simple text-styling method supported by all HIVE frontends, by using two or three hash symbols # at the beginning of a new line. Then leave one space free and start adding your headline.

## Headline2
### Headline3

h2 is usually a larger text-size than h3 but depends from frontend to frontend. Headlines should be short and informative about the specific content.

  • Add bolded text to highlight a few words, not entire sentences though.
  • bold markdown: __ underline __ or ** star ** without the empty space
  • Below another Cartel divider, either with Cartel logo, mascot or game content

Another very relevant aspect of an informative post is a minimum text-length. 500-700 words are on the shorter end and quick reads. Anything below that would work for videos, images and short content. Writing too much though can, if the content or writing-style don't carry that, be counter-productive as well. Finding a good balance is an art.

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Adding Images

One of the most important part of the post are the visuals. While the text contains the relevant information, the images catch the readers attention, to guide and motivate to keep on reading. A post with many paragraphs, headlines and dividers alone would be pretty boring to look at.

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Full-size images and banners are great to add in the middle of some paragraphs of one headline. An often more subtle trick is to let the text float around one image, where the image is pulled to the left or right of the article.

The code for that trick is a bit more tricky:

<open-brackets> Image URL </close-brackets>

Replace "open-brackets" with one of the two options below. Replace "close-brackets" with "div".

div class="pull-right"
or
div class="pull-left"

To get the best look you have to have enough text in the first place. If you have only one paragraph, the floating image would, depending on its size, stick out of the text below and that doesn't look good. Instead, you should always make sure that you use this effect with 2-3 paragraphs, where it works best to fill text on top, at the side and below the image.

All images should be uploaded via an official HIVE frontend to keep the storage of the files in the hands of the community.

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Adding Tables

Another great way to present content are tables, which work for both text and images. These are very easy to create with markdown when fully understood:

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King 1UP
King 2UP
King 3UP

Above is an example of a three column table with two visible rows (and three written rows in markdown; first row, markdown table code, second row). The first row has an image URL in each cell and the second row has text (centered with < center > tags around the text in each cell).

This is what the code looks like (without the center tags):

image | image | image
-|-|-
text | text | text


A table is always structured in at least two lines of code:

The head row and the markdown code. Each additional row would be an additional line in the editor.

The first row begins in a new line with some text or an image URL. After the end of the content for the first cell of the table, write a horizontal line | followed by the content for the second cell and so on. The content for each table row must be within one line and not be interrupted through a line-break.

In the second line of any markdown table must be the following code for two columns, three columns, four columns and so on:

-|- or -|-|- or -|-|-|-

If the third and all consecutive rows are directly following these two table code lines above AND are probably formatted with horizontal line breakers, they will be integrated into the table as well.

Note: When you create tables with different images sizes, especially with different heights, the table will no scale them and the layout can look broken. To fix this, you should make sure the added images have all the same size by using an image editor.

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Using PeakD Snippets

A very useful tool on the PeakD.com frontend for HIVE is the Snippets feature in the editor.


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Here you can save code snippets like the image pull-right we discussed above and save valuable time. You can also safe image-URLs as snippets and store frequently used graphics for post design. You will be able to access them from any device where you login to your HIVE account via PeakD.

Remember: If you manage multiple account, you need to create new snippets for each one of them.

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Just give your new snippet a name, add the content of the snippet code under "content you want to safe" and click SAVE. To get a snippet, just open it in your snippet list and click on COPY, to add the code into your memory and then past it into your text passage.

With snippets you can safe entire sections, specific footers for example. The next and final paragraph is an example of how such a footer could look like.

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Wow, this post took me much longer than I had hoped for. Let me know if anything is missing in here that we use or need.

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Thank you for this great post @flauwy ! It is really of great help to improve ones blog posts. I try to improve mine as well, and will try to do everything similar to what you laid out!
But I am still learning, and will still do some mistakes. Especially #tags are a problem. And sometimes it is just habit, that makes it harder to improve the quality of my posts.
Thanks to @ivarbjorn for the great help recently and everyone else of the Cartel who helped me so far. I really appreciate it a lot!

Have an amazing weekend and keep up the amazing work!

Cheers,
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It's really a pleasure to help the community with cool content and motivated family members who spread the love. !1UP

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That is great to hear! And I really have the feeling, that is such a helping and supportive community! Thanks a lot for your support!
Cheers,
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Thanks for the mention, I was just trying to help, posts can get a lot of upvotes if tagged correctly. And off-tagging can cause some hiccups or even a downvote in your content, and it would be a waste to see good content get downvoted.

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Thank you! Yeah, you are absolutely right.
I try to follow the rules. And I think at least regarding the Tokens of the communites you mentioned, it shouldn't happen again. Well, it looks like in my case, sometimes (tagging) less is more.
Thanks for your patience and help, my friend! And thanks for the support and kind words! It is really appreciated!

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You deserve it my friend I can see your effort in making quality contents, keep it up!

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Great starting point to anyone interested in improving the quality of their writing. Thanks for putting up the effort and sharing it with us.

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Snippets.

Snippets, snippets, snippets, snippets, SNIPPETS!

If you get nothing else from this post, let it be snippets! The ability to create templates on Peakd is already amazing, but snippets give you templates inside of templates!

I've honestly been kicking around how best to tackle a post on this subject, but now I can just pass this along, instead. Thanks so much!!!

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How did I not know about the Snippets on PeakD. That will save me soooo much time, thanks a lot!

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Dam great post, I had no clue about snippets on peakd

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Oh my god! The thing I need the most!!! Thank you for sharing this.
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I don't usually upvote posts with such a large possible payout but this was informative, about one of my favorite projects and lastly it was written by @Flauwy.
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This is a really useful post, I didn't even know about snippets before! Thank you so much for writing about them 😁

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Thank you for this post. For some of the styles and layouts I was wondering how to do it and didn't know where to look it up! Awesome job!
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Join our Discord that is linked at the bottom of the post, where you'll find a FAQ and many helpful people. :)

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Simply amazing. It has all the most important things and some really nice tips for every Hive user. Bookmarked. Thanks for sharing. :)

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This little guide is going to come in handy for me!
Many thanks. Bookmarked.
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I'm always on the lookout for Markdown guides made speficially fo use in the Hive ecosystem. Thanks for taking time to publish this guide.

When it comes to images, is there a way using Markdown to specify width and height values, or would I need to fall back on the <img> element from HTML for something that specific?

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Finally! I've been looking for how to do that pull-left/right trick. Awesome write-up! Thanks!

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It's always interesting to read how to make interesting posts on Hive, I must say that I discovered new knowledge in this article, I've seen about Snippets on Peakd but never really knew how to use it, thanks to you for making it even better clear now. Great post.

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This is another awesome post! Very useful for any Hiver! Heck I learned a few things from it! Certainly reblogging! Keep up the Hustle!

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Great post, thank you very much Flauwy! I didn't even realise snippets were a thing on Peakd, always thought damn! I wish Peakd had the gallery feature like ecency 😅

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The only part my pea brain couldn't grasp was the tables part... This is a great resource though!

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Thank you for this. I needed some instruction on writing.

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How do we join the cartel? I would be interested in joining and buying some Cartel tokens. Dividends sound amazing keep up the good work!

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WOW!!! This is amazing @spiritsurge 💥 @oneup-cartel

I came by way of ListNerds and thankfully so.

Blog post construction and presentation tips at it's finest.

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I am glad you think so Jimmy!! Like you we also work very hard on our posts :)

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This is a great tutorial for how to create great looking and well written posts that will grab the attention of other readers in the community. Your posts are always very well done.

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Wow what a great post and it was very timely for me because I have been studying Markdown.
I appreciate you sharing how you do this on hive.
Thanks for all of your great posts

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This is a very helpful post with the markdown codes and instructions for how to save them. Where do you find text divider images to use? I always wondered how those tables were created. So thanks for that too.

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Tagging is import to collect upvotes. Good tags get your post in front of interested people.

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Great write up, this will go a long way to make the process of putting together a good post much easier.

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Another one of your excellent detailed reviews of a game. Thanks

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