Editorial Policy

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Welcome to CalorieBee. We are a community of people just like you who want to find the healthiest ways to get fit and slim and stay that way. We share diet, exercise, nutrition, and supplements advice that works. CalorieBee is your community to support weight loss goals, health, fitness, and well-being.

While we welcome enthusiastic writers on CalorieBee and its parent company HubPages, we only approve high-quality articles—authors must comply with HubPages’s Editorial Policy. Some of the content on CalorieBee, particularly nutrition and supplements articles, are held to an even higher standard than our general editorial policy because they are considered YMYL (Your Money or Your Life) articles; in other words, the advice could have an impact on the reader’s health and well-being. YMYL content on any of the HubPages network sites must be trustworthy and accurate.

Credibility: Authors demonstrate credibility in a number of ways. If your content is YMYL, e.g., health content, you must meet the following benchmarks to be on CalorieBee.

  1. Professional Experience. Are you a medical, health professional, or an educator, e.g., nurse, doctor, fitness instructor, nutritionist, etc.? We would love to have you educate us about some aspect of your practice or professional experience.
  2. Personal Life Experience. Do you have personal experience with a specific condition or nutritional supplement? We would love to hear your unique story. If your story explores how you dealt with a particular problem or experience other people might also have, then it will likely be helpful to others. Articles written from experience build trust.
  3. Citing Your Sources. If you do not have direct personal or professional experience with your topic, it doesn’t necessarily mean you can’t write for CalorieBee—it just means our criteria might be a bit different for you. Clearly, you’ve done your homework to write your article, and we’d like you to share where you found your information. (See “Citing Your Sources,” below.)

Reader Trust: Because your content can potentially impact your reader’s health, it is important to establish trust right from the start. Here are three easy features that appear at the very beginning of your article that will help you do just that:

  1. About the Author Bio. Nothing builds trust like an author bio. Say something about who you are, what you do—and most importantly—whether you have any personal or professional experience with your topic. Please note that the About the Author bio is different than the Profile bio you may have already created on HubPages. The About the Author bio will be seen by your readers ON your article. Your profile is shown on your profile page on HubPages.
  2. Author Photo. We think your dog is cute, but for the author photo it’d be great to see a picture of you. Your reader is more likely to trust your content when you’ve included a real photo of yourself.
  3. Use Your Real Name. Using your real name (or a pen name), rather than a cute/clever/random moniker, can also help build reader trust. An author named “coolbeans” doesn’t sound quite as credible as an author with a name that sounds real.

You can add your name and avatar image under My Account > Profile and the About the Author Bio under My Account > About the Author.

Citing Your Sources: To establish credibility if you don’t have personal experience with your YMYL topic, you must cite your sources. Here are some guidelines:

A Few Additional Tips: In addition to these requirements, we have listed a few tips and some recommendations to help craft a high-quality article that will have the best chance of being accepted on CalorieBee.

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What We Love to See:

What to Avoid:

If you would like to write for CalorieBee, we’d love to have you! In order to set up an account to begin writing, please sign up on HubPages. Articles are initially written on our parent platform and then, if they are high enough quality, moved to one of our network sites like CalorieBee.

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some examples of articles on CalorieBee that exhibit the type of high-quality work we wish to see on the site:

Example Articles

A quick note: All of the HubPages network sites are a blending of professional editing and writers like you.

If you are intrigued by our community and would like to write for CalorieBee, we’d love to have you! In order to set up an account to begin writing, please sign up on HubPages. Articles are initially written on our parent platform and then, if they are high enough quality, moved to one of our network sites like CalorieBee.