We love promoting great content from Shine users. If you see the words "user post" in your title it's because we felt your post was more than worthy of some added attention. To get you that exposure, we'll move your post from the raw feed to our Editor Picks feed. Once your piece is selected as a user post, it could also be in the running for a featured spot on our category page or on the Shine home page. We had more than 10 users posts promoted on our home page in February, and the 25th Shine user post was just showcased on the front page of Yahoo!. Keep writing new posts and you could be number 26!
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The users below have all had posts featured on Shine; we're extra proud of them as they only started blogging on Shine in the past few months. Take a look at some of their standout posts, and let us know if you have another favorite user you feel deserves this recognition.
I'm really impressed with how Sarah is able to take a piece of work by a famous artist and turn it into a craft project you can do with your kids AND want to hang on your wall too! Check out "User Post: Fine Art for Kids - Red with Rothko" and "Fine Art for Kids: Paper cutting with Matisse".
Clare is one of our Shine Parenting gurus (our panel of real-life peer experts in Parenting) and my appreciation of her began with her post "Being thankful for the life I didn't anticipate". I highly recommend checking out Clare's musings on life as a single parent even if you aren't one!
Jen & Malibu
Both Jen's and Malibu's dating honesty makes you want to yell out loud "I've been there!". Share your own dating highlights and lessons learned with them and our Shine community today.
It's said that a picture is worth a thousand words, and never is that more true than when blogging in our Fashion and Beauty category. It's here where Susan K really delivers - her post "Stripes, wide leg trousers and loose waves" with numerous images to go with her instructions on how to achieve the perfect loose wave quickly put me in the mood for Spring!
Shine Essay Contest: In honor of Women's History Month, whose the most inspiring woman in your life?
Enter our Essay Contest for a chance to win a fashion and beauty goodie bag worth $300 dollars, and be featured on our Shine homepage! Don't delay submission deadline is is March 21, 2011.